Dictionary.com

whatnot

[ hwuht-not, hwot-, wuht-, wot- ]
/ ˈʰwʌtˌnɒt, ˈʰwɒt-, ˈwʌt-, ˈwɒt- /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: whatnot / whatnots on Thesaurus.com

noun
a stand with shelves for bric-a-brac, books, etc.
something or anything of the same or similar kind: sheets, pillowcases, towels, napkins, and whatnot.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of whatnot

First recorded in 1530–40; from the phrase what not?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use whatnot in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for whatnot

whatnot
/ (ˈwɒtˌnɒt) /

noun
Also called: what-d'you-call-it informal a person or thing the name of which is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked
informal unspecified assorted material
a portable stand with shelves, used for displaying ornaments, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK