Definition of whataboutism in English:

whataboutism

Pronunciation /ˌ(h)wədəˈboudizəm/ /ˌ(h)wədəˈbaʊdɪzəm/

noun

British
  • The technique or practice of responding to an accusation or difficult question by making a counteraccusation or raising a different issue.

    ‘the parliamentary hearing appeared to be an exercise in whataboutism’
    Also called whataboutery

Origin

1970s from the way in which counteraccusations may take the form of questions introduced by ‘What about —?’.

Pronunciation

whataboutism

/ˌ(h)wədəˈboudizəm/ /ˌ(h)wədəˈbaʊdɪzəm/