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An act of surprise that makes you look stupid as hell.
Get to the damn point, Jacob.

Say what?
by bitstripslang April 16, 2016
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A term used when a person wishes for a surprising or astonishing statement to be repeated, or simply to show their surprise at said statement. To accurately model the timbre of the phrase, omit a high pitch during the last portion of the phrase in addition to stretching the "what" as long as deemed necessary by the user: Say (In high pitch) Whaaaat?!!
Joe: Im really a woman...
Bob: Say Whaaaaaaaat?!
by Adict June 11, 2003
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Short for: "What did you say?"
Usually used when hearing something unpleasant.
Person 1: Yo, I'ma mess you up!!!
Person 2: Say what?
by Applepiepastry January 22, 2007
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A term habitually used by African-American women after learning surprising news.
Mashantelle: I heard dat Latifette gots her hair all done in braids!

Latoyifa: Say whaaat?

Mashantelle: Mm-hm, girlfriend!
by Joel April 12, 2005
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when you have heard something that completely displeases you, and you must ask..

anne talor: sucka you got served!

rickie lake: SAY WHAT??

alex trebek: you must answer in the form of a question!
by rancor June 06, 2004
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Modern version of the grandparents' phrase "I beg your pardon." Words better when talking to friends, but not so much when talking to teachers or bosses.
1: You wanna go hang later?
2: Say what???
1: I said you wanna go hang later?
2: You know it!
by SilvaSanman February 29, 2008
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