what do you want? | what is it?INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase what do you want? | what is it?
This an impolite or rude way of asking someone why they've interrupted you.
- "Can I see you for a moment?"
"What do you want? Can't you see I'm busy?"
- "What is it, Lucas?"
"I need some help with my homework, Dad."
More polite questions with the same meaning include "What can I do for you?" and "How can I help?"
If someone says "What do you want?" or "What is it?", they're probably
Contributor: Matt Errey