whatnot

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

what +‎ not

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwʌt.nɒt/, /ˈʍʌt.nɒt/
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Noun[edit]

whatnot (plural whatnots)

A whatnot or etagere
  1. (countable) A small unspecified object; bric-a-brac (in plural)
  2. (uncountable) Other related objects or ideas.
    At the lexicography club, we welcome all discussion of words and whatnot.
    All of the cakes and whatnot have been laid out, ready for the children's birthday party this afternoon.
    • [2016 October 2, John Oliver, “Police Accountability”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 24, HBO:
      Now, those are valid frustrations, although as a quick side note, “Murder and Whatnot” would be an amazing CSI spin-off. That’s a watchable show right there.]
  3. A freestanding set of shelves on which ornaments are displayed; an etagere.

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