In Reply to: What posted by David on January 25, 2010 at 10:13:
: Re "what?" used at the end of a sentence or clause. What is the origin and meaning of "what?" when used at the end of a sentence or clause, as "... but a bit large, what?"
I've always presumed that it's the beginning of "what do you think?", "what would you say?" or some such phrase. (VSD)