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"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-
Function: pronoun
Etymology: what not?
: any of various other things that might also be mentioned. Paper clips, pins, and whatnot.

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