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what·not

 (wŏt′nŏt′, wŭt′-, hwŏt′-, hwŭt′-)
n.
1. A minor or unspecified object or article.
2. A set of light, open shelves for ornaments.
pron.
Any of various additional or unspecified things or items: "family differences, differing social origins, and whatnot" (George F. Kennan).

whatnot

(ˈwɒtˌnɒt)
n
1. informal Also called: what-d'you-call-it a person or thing the name of which is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked
2. informal unspecified assorted material
3. (Furniture) a portable stand with shelves, used for displaying ornaments, etc

what•not

(ˈʰwʌtˌnɒt, ˈʰwɒt-, ˈwʌt-, ˈwɒt-)

n.
1. a stand with shelves for bric-a-brac, books, etc.
2. anything of the same or similar kind: sheets, towels, and whatnot.
[1530–40]

whatnot

- A series of open shelves supported by two or four upright posts, for displaying knickknacks.
See also related terms for supported.

whatnot

or étagère A lightweight stand with three or more open shelves.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whatnot - miscellaneous curios
curio, curiosity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity, oddity - something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

whatnot

noun
Translations
أشياء كهذِه
jeg ved ikke hvad
amit akarsz
òví um líkt
ja neviem čo ešte
ve benzerlerivesaire

whatnot

[ˈwɒtnɒt]
A. N
1. (whatsit) → chisme m
2. (= furniture) → estantería f portátil
B. PRON and whatnoty qué sé yo, y todas esas cosas

whatnot

hwɒtnɒt] pron (= whatever) and whatnot → et autres trucs dans le même genre
or whatnot → ou autreswhat's-her-name whatshername, whatsername [hwɒtsərneɪm] nMachine fwhat's-his-name whatshisname, whatsisname [hwɒtsɪzneɪm] nMachin mwhatsit hwɒtsɪt] nmachin mwhat's-its-name [hwɒtsɪtsneɪm] nmachin m

whatnot

n (inf)
and whatnot (inf)und was sonst noch (alles), und was weiß ich
(= thingummyjig)Dingsbums nt (inf), → Dingsda nt (inf)

what

(wot) pronoun, adjective
1. used in questions etc when asking someone to point out, state etc one or more persons, things etc. What street is this?; What's your name/address / telephone number?; What time is it?; What (kind of) bird is that?; What is he reading?; What did you say?; What is this cake made of?; `What do you want to be when you grow up?' `A doctor.'; Tell me what you mean; I asked him what clothes I should wear.
2. (also adverb) used in exclamations of surprise, anger etc. What clothes she wears!; What a fool he is!; What naughty children they are!; What a silly book this is!
relative pronoun
1. the thing(s) that. Did you find what you wanted?; These tools are just what I need for this job; What that child needs is a good spanking!
2. (also relative adjective) any (things or amount) that; whatever. I'll lend you what clothes you need; Please lend me what you can.
whatˈever relative adjective, relative pronoun
any (thing(s) or amount) that. I'll lend you whatever (books) you need.
adjective, pronoun
no matter what. You have to go on, whatever (trouble) you meet; Whatever (else) you do, don't say that!
adjective
whatsoever; at all. I had nothing whatever to do with that.
pronoun
(also what ever) used in questions or exclamations to express surprise etc. Whatever will he say when he hears this?
ˈwhatnot noun
such things. He told me all about publishing and whatnot.
ˈwhat's-his/-her/-its etc -name noun
used in referring vaguely to a person or thing. Where does what's-his-name live?
ˌwhatsoˈever (-sou-) adjective
at all. That's nothing whatsoever to do with me.
know what's what
to be able to tell what is important.
what about?
1. used in asking whether the listener would like (to do) something. What about a glass of milk?; What about going to the cinema?
2. used in asking for news or advice. What about your new book?; What about the other problem?
what … for
1. why(?). What did he do that for?
2. for what purpose(?). What is this switch for?
what have you
and similar things; and so on. clothes, books and what have you.
what if?
what will or would happen if ...?. What if he comes back?
what … like?
used when asking for information about someone or something. `What does it look like?' `It's small and square.'; `What's her mother like?' `Oh, she's quite nice.'; We may go – it depends (on) what the weather's like.
what of it?
used in replying, to suggest that what has been done, said etc is not important. `You've offended him.' `What of it?'
what with
because of. What with taking no exercise and being too fat, he had a heart attack.
References in classic literature ?
The room was crowded with small pieces of furniture, whatnots, cupboards, and little tables.
If she only had a servant or two it would be all right," said Amy, coming out of the parlor, where she had been trying to decide whether the bronze Mercury looked best on the whatnot or the mantlepiece.
She's all the time sending messages to BB, and to soldiers and Injuns and whatnot, and to the animals.
The wooden bedstead, the waxed mahogany chairs, the chest of drawers, those brasses, the little square antimacassars carefully placed on the backs of the chairs, the clock on the mantelpiece and the harmless-looking ebony caskets at either end, lastly, the whatnot filled with shells, with red pin-cushions, with mother-of-pearl boats and an enormous ostrich-egg, the whole discreetly lighted by a shaded lamp standing on a small round table: this collection of ugly, peaceable, reasonable furniture, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OPERA CELLARS, bewildered the imagination more than all the late fantastic happenings.
I've been here [Belle Vue] probably around a dozen times and I suppose it's my local track now - there used to be a track close to where I live in Chester when I was a pup myself but it was knocked down and now it's supermarkets and whatnots.
For added slapstick value, she is said to have yanked a theatre manager's hair and aimed a kick at his whatnots when he asked her to pipe down.
So why not escape the fashion rigours of the boardroom - cufflinks, ties and all manner of whatnots - and instead embrace the chilled dude within with a few simple must-haves.
You really think just because we all agree that marks of progress are essential to learning that the current system and tests and levels and whatnots are fair, equitable, motivate students and don't take up a lot of time and aren't part of the whole mess of initiatives with money linked to them that eat our time and sap the energy we need to plan lessons and prepare interesting, child-centred materials?
Muppet Whatnots are the "extras" of the Muppet world, the background creatures and other weirdoes who add extra mayhem to every Muppet production.
But there's still plenty of summer left, people, and that means barbecues, pool parties and whatnots.
The Matter Museum is inhabited by 20,000 "fluid-preserved anatomical and pathological specimens" and other mysterious medical whozits and whatnots simultaneously too gruesome to look at and too fascinating to tear your gaze away from.