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- whuffo (Southern US)
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- (colloquial) For what reason; why.
- He wants four copies of it? What for?
- Ow! What did you do that for?
For what reason; why
- (idiomatic, colloquial, usually with "give someone") An unspecified punishment or rebuke
- When your dad gets home, he'll give you what for.
- 1968, Oliver!, 01:12:40
- - Fagin, I'm waiting.
- - Waiting, my dear? What for?
- - Bill will give you "what for" if you don't fork out.