A story or play about a murder in which the identity of the murderer is not revealed until the end.
More example sentences
- Ten strangers with secrets are brought together in a savage rainstorm in the whodunnit thriller Identity.
- Further compounding the peril is the fact that this is basically a murder mystery, a whodunit with slasher overtones.
- It is a whodunnit and a thriller with thrills and fun for audience and actors alike.
1930s: from who done it?, nonstandard form of who did it?.
Definition of whodunit in:
- The British & World English dictionary