Definition of wh-word noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wh-word

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdʌbljuː ˈeɪtʃ wɜːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɜːrd//
 
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a word such as ‘who’, ‘where’, ‘when’, ‘what’, ‘why’ or ‘how’
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wh-word