WH-word - definition of WH-word by The Free Dictionary
or wh-word (ˈdʌb əl yuˈeɪtʃˌwɜrd)
an interrogative or relative pronoun in English, typically beginning with wh-, as what, why, where, which, who, or how.
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The wh-word man 'who' in (40) is used to refer to an individuated set of persons or a single person out of a set of possible persons who could have arrived.
Wh-words change from interrogative pronouns to indefinite pronouns or quantifiers when the enclitic -mm is attached to them: