Definition of and what not in English:

and what not

phrase

informal
  • And other similar things.

    • ‘He seems almost nervous, always looking down, fiddling with his tie and what not.’
    • ‘Yes, I saw the camera and I was kind of dancing around in front of it and what not and wanted the camera to focus on me.’
    • ‘It's a kind of status symbol to show you are modern, progressive, technically savvy and what not.’
    • ‘The ‘big boys’ of the U.N. are discussing the arms race, the space programme and what not.’
    • ‘I've - coming from war and what not and trying to get back myself back on my own feet, it's been hard.’
    • ‘As a result, one finds even public places like the beach littered with plastic cups, bottles and leftover food and what not.’
    • ‘Let us try to bluff him by painting our houses, buildings, apartments, hoardings and what not, in green.’
    • ‘The advertisements are made through banners, boards and what not.’
    • ‘It's in this cave and the bodies are pretty well decomposed though some still have hair and what not.’
    • ‘Then negotiating with the studio and what not, I kind of fell out of the project.’
    and so on, and so forth, and so on and so forth, and the rest, and the like, or the like, and suchlike, or suchlike, and more of the same, or more of the same, and similar things, or similar things, et cetera et cetera, and others, among others, et al., etc.
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