Definition of whataboutism in English:

whataboutism

noun

mass nounBritish
  • The technique or practice of responding to an accusation or difficult question by making a counter-accusation or raising a different issue.

    ‘the parliamentary hearing appeared to be an exercise in whataboutism’
    Also called whataboutery

Origin

1990s: from the way in which counter-accusations may take the form of questions introduced by ‘What about ——?’.

Pronunciation

whataboutism

/ˌwɒtəˈbaʊtɪz(ə)m/