Thesaurus

whatnot

noun

Synonyms of whatnot

(Entry 1 of 2)

a small article the actual name of which one either does not know or cannot remember
  • the store sells an array of whatnots for the do-it-yourself plumber

Synonyms for whatnot

whatnot

pronoun

Synonyms of whatnot (Entry 2 of 2)

any of various other things that might also be mentioned
  • the drawer is full of spare pens, paper clips, stray elastics and whatnot

Synonyms for whatnot

Words Related to whatnot

Phrases Synonymous with whatnot

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about whatnot

Time Traveler for whatnot

Time Traveler

The first known use of whatnot was in 1540

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Whatnot.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whatnot. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on whatnot

Dictionary: Definition of whatnot

Nglish: Translation of whatnot for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about whatnot

Comments on whatnot

What made you want to look up whatnot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!