from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A minor or unspecified object or article.
- n. A set of light, open shelves for ornaments.
- pro. Any of various additional or unspecified things or items: "family differences, differing social origins, and whatnot” ( George F. Kennan).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small unspecified object; bric-a-brac (in plural)
- n. Other related objects or ideas.
- n. A freestanding set of shelves on which ornaments are displayed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of stand, or piece of furniture, having shelves for books, ornaments, etc.; an étagère.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stand or set of shelves on which to keep or display small articles of curiosity or ornament, as well as books, papers, etc.; an étagère.
- n. Anything; no matter what; what you please. See what not, under what, A.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. miscellaneous curios
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.
The contrast from the McCain ... umm ... black-and-white tribute to the sides of Secret Service agents 'heads and whatnot is hilariously beyond parody.
This belies claims by some in Congress that jurisdiction stripping touching upon some federal regulation or whatnot is comparable to one of this character.
Let me add that writing criticism, review-essays and whatnot, is one kind of prose; writing about Whistler or nature or Keats is an entirely different kind.
Whether it’s charged for or whatnot is immaterial except in whether the company decides in its own mind whether you’re worth the effort to crush or not.
It isn’t so bad when the grammar and whatnot is left inside texts, but I’ve had to work with people who speak as if they were typing (complete with ‘lol’ and ‘brb’) and some that write as though they are texting in group assignments (College).
But yeah, Sam goes off to pick daises or whatnot, which is very frustrating.
What a great word whatnot is - not as wonderful as somesuch, but still a prince about words.