Etymology
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whodunit (n.)

"murder mystery," 1930, U.S. slang, originally a semi-facetious formation from who done it? Whydunit is from 1968.

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Definitions of whodunit

whodunit (n.)
a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie;
Synonyms: mystery / mystery story
From wordnet.princeton.edu