why's

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English[edit]

Contraction[edit]

why's

  1. (nonstandard) Shortened form of why is.
    Why's he doing that?
  2. (nonstandard) Shortened form of why has.
    Why's everyone gone home?

Noun[edit]

why's

  1. Alternative spelling of whys plural form of why
    • 1977: I was never able to stop the search for the why's and how's of something so senseless as the arms race. (Nobel Peace Prize Alva Myrdal)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Myrdal, Alva (1977), The Game of Disarmament: How the United States and Russia Run the Arms Race (1st ed.), UK: Manchester University Press ND, ISBN 0-7190-0693-7, in "A Personal Note" (foreword), p. xxiii