[hwuht-not, hwot-, wuht-, wot-]
a stand with shelves for bric-a-brac, books, etc.
something or anything of the same or similar kind: sheets, pillowcases, towels, napkins, and whatnot.

1530–40; from the phrase what not?

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whatnot (ˈwɒtˌnɒt)
1.  informal Also called: what-d'you-call-it a person or thing the name of which is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked
2.  informal unspecified assorted material
3.  a portable stand with shelves, used for displaying ornaments, etc

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Word Origin & History

1540, "anything," from what + not. As the name of a furniture item, first attested 1808, so named for the objects it is meant to hold.
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series of open shelves supported by two or four upright posts. The passion for collecting and displaying ornamental objects that began in the 18th century and was widespread in the 19th stimulated the production in England and the United States of this whimsically named piece of furniture. The French version was called the etagere. Some examples contain drawers at the base; others have three sides of the upper shelf surmounted with an ornamental board

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Example sentences
We certainly don't do all of that icing and whatnot to it.
First there are the ones that appeal to typography nerds because of their
  creator, history, mathematical beauty or whatnot.
It would be too risky at that stage, in view of leaks and whatnot.
But there are tons of little details and recessed panels and whatnot, and it
  took forever to get it all straight.
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