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1.
What For is a chastisement received by those who bother the givers of what for. What For is typically preceded by threatening gestures and followed by pain.
Ben was pissing me off, so I gave him what for.
by Saggy McPants November 27, 2006
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2.
A form of retaliation/payback/retribution.
If your mother comes home drunk from the PTA meeting one more time I'm gonna give her the what-for (what-fer).
by rolisk December 15, 2005
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3.
What For is received by those who bother the givers of what for. What For is preceded by threatening gestures and followed by pain.
Ben was pissing me off, so I gave him what for.
by Saggy McPants November 27, 2006
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4.
A fighting move where one will leap into the air and simultaneously kick both the shins and punch both ears of their oponents.
When Johnny was forced off of the sidewalk by two Catholic nuns, he gave one of them the whatfor.
by Alan Lee Cooper January 10, 2009
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1. an ethnic vietnamese mother's way of saying "why", usually said with a heavy vietnamese accent.
son: mom, im going out
mom: what for?
by j.storm October 30, 2005
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