[ wuhts, wots, hwuhts, hwots; unstressed wuhts, hwuhts ]

  1. contraction of what is or what has:What's the matter? What's been done?

  2. contraction of what does: What's she do for a living?

usage note For what's

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How to use what's in a sentence

  • Lets cross the creek and see whats over the hill on the other side, proposed Phyllis to Gale.

  • All at once her hands began to clutch nervously in the air, and she cried in more excited voice: Whats this?

    The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
  • What we want to know is whats all this mystery-game—and, most important, when do we settle down and sleep?

    The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson