what-all (1861)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jan 31 21:50:07 UTC 2008

OED lacks an entry for this frequent U.S. colloquialism, which I've used all my life.

  1861 in David Detzer _Donnybrook: The Battle of Bull Run, 1861_ (Orlando: Harcourt, 2004) 180: Plenty of good things such as chicken, Biscuit, Butter, Eggs, Ham, Mutton, Honey & I don't know what-all.


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