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what it is?

  • a greeting. The first half of a call and response salutation, usually followed by the response "It is what it is." 1970's slang.
    What it is, Mike?

    Last edited on May 26 2013. Submitted by Ryan from Jeffersonville, IN, USA on Feb 21 2003.

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Other terms relating to 'hello and other greetings':

Definitions include: variant of "What's up".
Definitions include: "How's your mom and them".
Definitions include: "What's happening?" Used as a greeting.
Definitions include: what's up, what's going on, not actually a question. more like a statement.
Definitions include: a greeting similar in form to "What's up?" or "What's crackin'?", but more related to new trends on the Internet.
Definitions include: a greeting / inquiry about a person's well-being or recent activities.
Definitions include: a greeting; "what's the deal?"; "what's going on?".
Definitions include: inquiry into one's current well-being.
Definitions include: a prostitute.
Definitions include: a greeting.
Definitions include: used to get someone's attention.
Definitions include: "what's up".
Definitions include: alternate spelling of "what's up".
Definitions include: a greeting; "what's going on?"
Definitions include: An acronym has been invented for the term, but long after the term entered use: "Beautiful Intellectuals That Cause Hard-ons."

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Other terms relating to 'is':

Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: what was previously expected to happen may not.
Definitions include: a declaration of victory or superiority.
Definitions include: the bathroom.
Definitions include: "alright".
Definitions include: family relations are more important than other relationships.
Definitions include: interjection used to announce one's arrival.
Definitions include: before you were even born.
Definitions include: acronym for "for what it's worth".
Definitions include: acronym for "Google is your friend".
Definitions include: "Go home, you're drunk," as a drunk person might say it.
Definitions include: "How are you doing?" Also how you going.
Definitions include: acronym for "I am a lawyer".
Definitions include: acronym for "I am not a constitutional lawyer".
Definitions include: acronym for "I am not a lawyer."

Other terms relating to 'it':

Definitions include: in support of.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: acronym for "as far as I understand it".
Definitions include: to masturbate.
Definitions include: (masculine) to have sexual intercourse
Definitions include: to fall and hit the ground.
Definitions include: not showering before bed after working all day.
Definitions include: to display bling-bling.
Definitions include: to completely fail a task.
Definitions include: acronym of "bend over here it comes again."
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to move very fast.
Definitions include: to drink heavily.
Definitions include: see about it.
Definitions include: to be in agreement with something or wanting to do something.

Other terms relating to 'what':

Definitions include: an attractive female who is likely an actress, model, whatever
Definitions include: "Could you repeat yourself?"
Definitions include: to work as advertised.
Definitions include: "Could you repeat that?" or "I don't understand."
Definitions include: "do what I mean".
Definitions include: "from what I understand".
Definitions include: acronym for "for what it's worth".
Definitions include: to hit.
Definitions include: to reprimand.
Definitions include: acronym for "head mother fucker what's in charge".
Definitions include: "What did you say?"
Definitions include: go ahead and do that, even though I don't agree.
Definitions include: an expression of empathy or simple understanding.
Definitions include: statement of resigned acceptance.
Definitions include: acronym for "if you know what I mean and I think you do".

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