Meaning of whatnot in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɒtnɒt/

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  • 1 informal Used to refer to an item or items that are not identified but are felt to have something in common with items already named.

    • ‘little flashing digital displays, electric zooms and whatnots’
    • ‘pictures and books and manuscripts and whatnot’
    • ‘I lived a rather tumultuous life targeting for money power wealth authority status name fame and whatnot.’
    • ‘Supersticious like i am sometimes and believe in faith and whatnots this is a bit spooky.’
    • ‘When foreigners start to get really jittery about the war, they'll be trading in their euros, yen, rubles, and rupees and whatnots for solid, US dollars.’
    • ‘While Justine prepared herself for action, I sipped meditatively on a drink containing 17 different herbs and whatnots guaranteed to detoxify my system.’
    • ‘Ranji David is Appu, Rashmi Kothari and 13 others join in to make up a dramatic interplay of laughs and guffaws, back talks and whatnots.’
    • ‘In the country they dress it up with an anthropomorphic bedtime dolly, turning Cool Britannia into an Edwardian whatnot.’
    • ‘For one thing, there are a lot of games that are geared towards what we would call female interests, like building things and whatnot.’
    • ‘On the ticket wallets there were adverts for various, erm, things; shops and whatnot.’
    • ‘I also unplugged it before I left the house; save myself some electricity and whatnot.’
    • ‘Perhaps that was what jaunted my serenity askew after the meal had ended, people going off to do their own things and whatnot.’
    • ‘His name may sound snooty and whatnot, but this guy is one of the coolest guys you'll find in this school.’
    • ‘But there's some typical things you might expect with runoff areas and whatnot.’
    • ‘We yakked about the Church in NZ and the French blowing up Greenpeace ships in Auckland Harbor and whatnot.’
    • ‘I don't understand the comings and goings of people depending on circumstances or differences or whatnot.’
    • ‘She made it so it's easy for me to tweak, and I'm sure I'll be fooling around with the colors and whatnot before long.’
    • ‘They can keep the smarties and the M&M's and the pennies and whatnot.’
    • ‘And that could take awhile since I also have to buy furniture and whatnots and stuff.’
    • ‘He pushed debris and whatnot off of the couch, lay his jacket down, and then set the girl atop it.’
    • ‘They can be found in reports, studies and other bureaucratic whatnots dating back decades that are gathering dust on City Hall shelves.’
  • 2A stand with shelves for small objects.