what it is

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EtymologyEdit

Possibly a combination of what up with how goes it and similar phrases.

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PhraseEdit

what it is?

  1. (slang, African American Vernacular English) A casual greeting
    • 1997, April Sinclair, Ain't Gonna be the Same Fool Twice, HarperCollins‎, →ISBN, page 181:
      "What it is?" David greeted me.
    • 2001, Chris Fuhrman, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, University of Georgia Press, →ISBN, page 162:
      A boy broke out of the crowd shouting, "Hey! Hey! What it is, brothers, what it is?"
    • 2007‎, K'wan, Still Hood, Macmillan, →ISBN, page 87:
      "What it is, my niggaz?" Hollywood gave True a pound then jerked him in for a hug.

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