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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
Last edited by Albertus; 23-Dec-2013 at 17:23.
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:
- (informal) don't you think? don't you agree? ⇒ splendid party, what?