Meaning of “what about?” in the English Dictionary

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"what about?" in British English

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what about?

A2 used to suggest something:

What about Lola - Shall we invite her?
What about taking a few days off?

(Definition of “what about?” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"what about" in American English

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what about

used for asking for an opinion about something:

What about Laurie – should we invite her?

(Definition of “what about” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)