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"What gives"? an another oft-heard expression?

Posted by Bob on March 21, 2004

In Reply to: "What gives"? an another oft-heard expression? posted by Jason on March 21, 2004

: Hi guys,
: I have heard this so many times in many sitcoms.
: I'd like to know wut that means. I did search on this word in your archives but only words related with "what" came up.

: Thanks!

Are you sure you weren't looking up "wut gives?"
"What gives?" is slang, widely used as a conversation opener, meaning the same as "what's up?" or "what's happening?" or "what's new, how is the world treating you?"