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whatnot

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pronoun what·not \ˈhwät-ˌnät, ˈwät-, ˈ(h)wət-\

Definition of whatnot

  1. :  any of various other things that might also be mentioned <paper clips, pins, and whatnot>

Examples of whatnot in a sentence

  1. You can use the container to hold paper clips, pins, and whatnot.

  2. <the drawer is full of spare pens, paper clips, stray elastics and whatnot>

Origin and Etymology of whatnot

what not?


First Known Use: 1540


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whatnot

noun what·not

Definition of whatnot

  1. 1 :  a nondescript person or thing

  2. 2 :  a light open set of shelves for bric-a-brac

Examples of whatnot in a sentence

  1. <the store sells an array of whatnots for the do-it-yourself plumber>

1602

First Known Use of whatnot

1602

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WHATNOT Defined for English Language Learners

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whatnot

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pronoun what·not \ˈhwät-ˌnät, ˈwät-, ˈ(h)wət-\

Definition of whatnot for English Language Learners

  • : any of the other things that might also be mentioned



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