whatnot etymology

English word whatnot comes from English what, English not

Detailed word origin of whatnot

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
what English (eng) (countable) Something that is addressed by what, as opposed to a person, addressed by who.. (countable) The identity of a thing, as an answer to a question of what.. (obsolete, uncountable) Something; thing; stuff. (British, colloquial, dated) ?. An expression of surprise or disbelief.. Response that enquires what the asker desires (usually said unhappily).. What did you say? I beg your [...]
not English (eng) Negates the meaning of the modified verb.. To no degree (slang, 1990s) Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically. And not. Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.
whatnot English (eng) (countable) A small unspecified object; bric-a-brac (in plural). (uncountable) Other related objects or ideas.. A freestanding set of shelves on which ornaments are displayed; an etagere.

Words with the same origin as whatnot

Descendants of what
Descendants of not