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Definition of wh-word noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

wh-word

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌdʌblyu ˈeɪtʃ wərd//
 
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a word such as “why,” “where,” “when,” “what,” “why,” or “how”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: wh-word