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Interjection

what's up?

  1. (idiomatic) What are you doing?
  2. (idiomatic) what's the matter?
  3. (idiomatic) a casual greeting with usage similar to "How are you?" or "Nice to meet you"

Etymology

This expression was made popular by the cartoon character Bugs Bunny who used it as early as 1940 as part of his catch phrase "What's up Doc?" (where each word was pronounced distinctly).
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Interjection

what's up?

  1. (informal) How are you?

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