"and what not"
Posted by ESC on July 14, 2005
In Reply to: "And what not" posted by Jason on July 14, 2005
: What is the meaning of the phrase "and what not". I hear people using it all of the time to end sentances but I do not understand the meaning.
Main Entry: 1what·not
Pronunciation: 'hwät-"nät, 'wät-, '(h)w&t-
Etymology: what not?
: any of various other things that might also be mentioned. Paper clips, pins, and whatnot.