WASSAMATTAYOU? - PIDGIN Dictionary

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WASSAMATTAYOU?

(waw-saw-mah-duh-YOO), interrogative (variant of English “what’s the matter with you?”)

(In response to untoward or perplexing behavior) Why did you do/say that? What is your malfunction?

Example:

WASSAMATTAYOU? Why you ax about da kine, lolo? You know dey jus’ wen’ split up.

Submitted by Irene from Waipiʻo Gentry, Oʻahu (Submit yo' own)

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WASSAMATTA YOU?

1. Checking in with someone regarding an action, something said, or emotional state

2. Literally - What’s the matter with you?

Examples:

a. Wassamattayou? You still agro da kine when say da kine about your hair? No need take everything so personal.

b. Eh, wassamattayou? You okay, or wot?

Submitted by Jason from Hilo, Hawaiʻi (Submit yo' own)

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WASSAMATTAYOU?

1. What is the matter with you

Examples:

a. WASSAMATTAYOU, afta you figga out where da buggahs stay so you can tell dea madas da way dey can find um

b. WASSAMATTAYOU, you neva agree fo da kine widout telling us bradas befo you went go do um afta da beeg papule brada went go tell his wahine

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2.  What is the matter with your action

Examples:

a. Hey, WASSAMATTAYOU if you neva figa if dat was da right kuleana fo take all da ono grinds to da tutu’s hale

b. Hey tita, WASSAMATTAYOU if you no can find da brada who stay wid da beeg wahine and den make aloha to her foeva

Submitted by Frank from Kailua, Oʻahu (Submit yo' own)

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