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Early instance is at W. Somerset Maugham's play Lady Frederic in 1907:
- I say, what's up?
- LADY FREDERICK
- [Starting] I thought you'd be gone. Nothing.
- (idiomatic, colloquial) What are you doing?; what is happening?
- (informal) How are you?; how are you feeling?
- (idiomatic, colloquial) What’s the matter?
- (rhetorical question, colloquial) A casual greeting with a meaning similar to how are you? or nice to meet you.
- (how are you?): wassup, wazzup, sup, ’sup, what up?, what’s happening?, what’s new?, what's the haps?
informal, How are you?
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