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meaning "what is your reasoning?"

It is a slang phrase that is often used with a little intentional arrogance.

In such cases, the phrase implies that whatever was just said is ludicrous. Thus, the phrase can be quite sarcastic.

This nature of the phrase was a prominent lyric in the song "Cameras" by Drake.

Similar phrases could be:

1) Hell you talkin' bout? (What the hell are you talking about?)

2) Wtf? (What the fuck?)

3) Excuse me?

HOWEVER, the phrase can also be a playful way to genuinely ask "What do you mean?" or state "I don't get it."
Example 1

Person 1: "Can you sing?"
Person 2: "Pshh. How you mean? Hell YEAH I can!"

Example 2

Person 1: "Wow! I didn't know you were so smart!"
Person 2: "Uh, How you mean? Duh..."

Example 3 - "Cameras" By Drake

"How you mean, How you mean, Thought you knew about the Team."

Example 4

Person 1: "It's hot as hades in here!"
Person 2: "Hot as Hades? How you mean?"
Person 1: "You know! Hades! The Hell in Hercules!"
Person 1: "Ohhh!"
by Zip Zack November 21, 2012
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