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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A minor or unspecified object or article.
  • n. A set of light, open shelves for ornaments.
  • pro. Any of various additional or unspecified things or items: "family differences, differing social origins, and whatnot” ( George F. Kennan).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small unspecified object; bric-a-brac (in plural)
  • n. Other related objects or ideas.
  • n. A freestanding set of shelves on which ornaments are displayed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of stand, or piece of furniture, having shelves for books, ornaments, etc.; an étagère.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stand or set of shelves on which to keep or display small articles of curiosity or ornament, as well as books, papers, etc.; an étagère.
  • n. Anything; no matter what; what you please. See what not, under what, A.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. miscellaneous curios

Etymologies

what +‎ not (Wiktionary)

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