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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: who done it? 'who did it?'

whodunit

noun
     
Related topics: Literature, Film
who‧dun‧it , whodunnit [countable] informal
AMFAL a book, film etc about a murder case, in which you do not find out who killed the person until the end
WORD FOCUS: book WORD FOCUS: book
a book about imaginary events: novel, thriller, mystery, horror story, love story, detective story, whodunit

books about imaginary events in general: fiction, science fiction, romantic fiction, crime fiction, chick lit informal

famous or important novels, poems etc : literature

books about real events: non-fiction

a book that gives information: reference book, encyclopedia, textbook

a book about someone's life: biography, autobiography, journal, diary

someone who writes books: writer, author, novelist

a book with a hard cover: hardback /hardcover American English

a book with a cover made of paper or card: paperback


See also
book

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