no what, adverbial phrase

Origin:
Afrikaans
colloquial
nee wat, see nee sense 2.
1900 H. Blore Imp. Light Horseman 242Allemag, little uncle, that will never do’, said a young lieutenant of artillery. ‘Shoot a man taken prisoner in a fight? No-what, we shall come into trouble about it.’
1916 S. Black in S. Gray Three Plays (1984) 191Boetie: Four for sixpence, baas. Van K: No what, you’re too dear.
1926 P. Smith Beadle (1929) 50‘Jantje is not afraid?’ ‘No, what,’ said Jantje, sticking out his chest and his stomach, and looking sternly ahead of him. ‘No, what!’
1987 Informant, GrahamstownAg no what. I’ll eat later. I’m not really hungry now.
nee wat, see nee2.

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