What does "to wait on" means? It's something that people allways use in the southern states of the US. ex: "hey dude, I'm waiting on you, dude". Is it the same as wait for, or is there a different connotation?
wait on also wait upon
1 a: to attend as a servant b: to supply the wants of : serve
2: to make a formal call on
3: to wait for usage American dialectologists have evidence showing wait on (sense 3) to be more a Southern than a Northern form in speech. Handbook writers universally denigrate wait on and prescribe wait for in writing....
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