What about?


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what about

1. An expression used to offer or suggest something or solicit an opinion. What about pizza? Can everyone agree on that? What about a movie on Saturday? Are you free? Can you stay for a little while? What about a piece of pie before you head out?
2. An expression used to ask about someone or something. What about Ted? Is he coming tonight? What about that report? Will it be ready by the deadline?
3. In regard to what? About what? A: "I need to talk to you for a minute." B: "What about?"
See also: what

What about (having) something?

Inf. Would you like to have something? What about having another drink? What about another drink?
See also: what

how/what about...?


1 used when asking for information about somebody/something: How about Ruth? Have you heard from her?I’m having fish. What about you?
2 used to make a suggestion or offer: How about going for a walk?You look cold. How about a nice hot drink?
3 used for introducing somebody/something into a conversation or reminding somebody of somebody/something: I know she’s very happy now, but what about him?‘I’ve never been to Spain before.’ ‘What about the conference you went to in Madrid?’
See also: how, what