what-if

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

what-if (plural what-ifs)

  1. (informal) A speculation as to what might have happened if something else had happened earlier.

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Verb[edit]

what-if (third-person singular simple present what-ifs, present participle what-iffing, simple past and past participle what-iffed)

  1. (informal) To speculate about the consequences of something that could have happened.

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