you know what


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

you know what

1. A phrase used to convey a realization, often mid-sentence. I wasn't going to go out with you guys tonight, but hey, you know what, I'm in!
2. A rhetorical question posed before a statement one considers to be the blunt truth, often during an argument or heated exchange. You know what, John? I think you never really loved me.
3. A statement asserting that the person to whom one is speaking does in fact know something that they claim not to. A: "What is the matter with you?" B: "You know what!"
See also: know, what

you know ˈwho/ˈwhat

(spoken) used to refer to somebody/something without mentioning a name: I saw you know who this morning. She didn’t even say hello to me.
See also: know, what, who
References in periodicals archive ?
I don't think we have to make a big deal about it, because you know what? We' re still who we are.
But you know what? The one thing that I hope doesn't change, though, are all the parents out there--the morns or dads who have daughters, maybe even sons--that look up to Sheryl Swoopes as a great person and a great athlete.
You know what? I'm ashamed to say that I don't go to church as much as I should and as much as I want to, but that's just because I'm never home.
Michaels: You know what? I "had been outed by somebody at work--
But when Harper's pushed far enough--well, you know what they say about truth.
And when somebody "over there" says "You know what? It isn't, and I'm coming back to where you are," it changes everyone's belief system.
You know what the difference was between the day before that phone call and the day after?
You know what? I think so too, and they're here every month.
If you know what you're going to do and why, when you're actually there doing it, you can.
And you know what? Your father knew too." Apparently he just told her out of the blue, "I think he's gay, but I'm sure he'll come to that conclusion on his own." I think there was a question of why I didn't keep my high school girlfriends longer.
Full browser ?