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    "What?" at the end of a sentence

    Hello.

    I'm reading "Carry on, Jeeves"by P.G. Wodehouse and he uses this kind of "what?" at theend of a sentence:


    Long time since we met, what?


    Is this "what?" a tag question, with the same meaning as "right?" or "isn'tit?"?

    So I thought, but it is not mentioned in the tag question entry in theWikipedia: Tag question - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: "What?" at the end of a sentence

    Yes, it's a dated form of 'right?' 'isn't it?' or 'Don't you agree?'

    It was typically used by the English upper-class a century ago.

    If you want a dictionary reference, here's one from Collins:

    what

    • (informal) don't you think? don't you agree?splendid party, what?

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