One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Expressing mild exasperation or resignation: ‘what do you expect?’, ‘what can one expect?’.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Thackeray (1811–1863), novelist. From French que voulez-vous, lit. ‘what do you want?’ from que (interrogative pronoun) what + voulez, 2nd person plural of vouloir to wish, want + vous you (plural).
que voulez-vous/kə ˌvuːleɪˈvuː/
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