what'd

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what'd

  1. (colloquial) Shortened form of what did.
    What'd he say to you?
  2. (colloquial) Shortened form of what would.
    • 1902, George Horton, The Long Straight Road[1], page 348:
      I don't want to get good. What'd my wife say?
    • 1916, David Graham Phillips, The second generation[2], page 229:
      What'd you have said a few months ago, Ranger?
    • 1958, People Will Talk[3], page 39:
      What'd he have done?
    • 2004, Hand in Hand with Tommy[4], page 171:
      What'd the neighbors say if they knew I was actually a Jew?
  3. (colloquial) Shortened form of what had.
    • 1922, Medical Review of Reviews, Volume 28[5], page 272:
      What'd he done to deserve two blows like that?
    • 1975, Giant Talk[6], page 239:
      What'd she done with her shoes?
    • 2002, Life after Life[7], page 19:
      She was very nice, she smiled, and she said well lots of people were on probation, what'd I done?

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