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

Say what?
by bitstripslang January 5, 2016
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
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
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 March 1, 2008
Same as the word "what did you say?"
Steve: Are you virgin?

marie: Say what?
by Randy C. October 16, 2005
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
when you have heard something that completely displeases you, and you must ask..

SAY WHAT??
anne talor: sucka you got served!

rickie lake: SAY WHAT??

alex trebek: you must answer in the form of a question!
by rancor June 7, 2004