Definition of wouldn't you know it?informal
- I was running late and—wouldn't you know?—I rushed off without my purse.
- "He's late again." "Wouldn't you know it?!"
: would not
: to perceive directly : have direct cognition of
: to have understanding of
: to recognize the nature of : discern
used as subject of an impersonal verb that expresses a condition or action without reference to an agent
used with many verbs as a direct object with little or no meaning
: the player in a game who performs the principal action of the game (such as trying to find others in hide-and-seek)
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