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what's

[ hwuhts, hwots, wuhts, wots; unstressed hwuhts, wuhts ]
/ ʰwʌts, ʰwɒts, wʌts, wɒts; unstressed ʰwəts, wəts /
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contraction of what is or what has:What's the matter? What's been done?
contraction of what does: What's she do for a living?

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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
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