what's up

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Made popular by the cartoon character Bugs Bunny who used it as early as 1940 as part of his catch phrase “What’s up Doc?”.

Alternative forms[edit]


what’s up?

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) What are you doing?; what is happening?
  2. (informal) How are you?; how are you feeling?
  3. (idiomatic, colloquial) What’s the matter?
  4. (rhetorical question, colloquial) A casual greeting with a meaning similar to how are you? or nice to meet you.



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What's up Doc by Gary Martin, phrases.org.uk.