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Definition of "whatnot" []

  • A minor or unspecified object or article. (noun)
  • A set of light, open shelves for ornaments. (noun)
  • Any of various additional or unspecified things or items: "family differences, differing social origins, and whatnot” ( George F. Kennan). (pronoun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "whatnot" in a sentence
  • "But, so everybody was doing their testing and whatnot and all us chapters (5th platoon) were doing yardwork… cutting down branches and whatnot and DS Valdivia would drive us to the mulchpile and whatnot… and like, right after lunch we were loading up the truck and this dude walks up to me like “Kobs."
  • "Chris: Fred Chao's slapstick stories of a not quite hero constantly besieged by monsters and samurai and whatnot is released in book form."
  • "They are big on getting rid of stuff like trophies and whatnot from the past, though one great idea they have is to take a digital picture of it first and keep that on disk and backed up somewhere else, so you always have your memory."