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who·dun·it

or who·dun·nit  (ho͞o-dŭn′ĭt)
n. Informal
A story dealing with a crime and its solution; a detective story.

[Alteration of who done it?]

who•dun•it

(huˈdʌn ɪt)

n.
a narrative of a murder or a series of murders and the detection of the criminal; detective story.
[1925–30; jocular formation from Who done it?, for standard E Who did it?]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whodunit - a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or moviewhodunit - a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
detective story - a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution
murder mystery - a narrative about a murder and how the murderer is discovered
Translations

whodunit

whodunnit [huːˈdʌnɪt] Nnovela f policíaca

whodunit

whodunnit [huːˈdʌnɪt] n (= book, film) → polar m

whodun(n)it

n (inf)Krimi m (inf, bei dem der Täter bis zum Schluss unbekannt ist)

whodunit

whodunnit [huːˈdʌnɪt] n (fam) → (romanzo) giallo
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