whatnottery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

what not +‎ -ery

Noun[edit]

whatnottery (uncountable)

  1. Assorted items, concepts, etc.; a miscellany or hodgepodge.
    • 1963, Popular Science‎ (volume 182, number 5, May 1963)
      ...covering up the usual clutter of wires, batteries, gas lines, and other whatnottery.
    • 1997, John Hersey, The Algiers Motel incident
      ...his parents' small home that burst with house plants and whatnottery...
    • 2003, John D Sutherland, Towards Community Mental Health
      'Ghastly,' as one wife put it, 'just a lower middle-class suburb with intellectual whatnottery instead of privet hedges.'