Green’s Dictionary of Slang

what the shit...? phr.

[shit, the phr.]

an intensified query; var. on what the hell...? phr.

[US]G. Cuomo Among Thieves 307: What the livin’ shit you on strike for, man?
[US]P. Cornwell Point of Origin (1999) 164: What the shit’s going on?
[US]P. Cornwell Last Precinct 344: What the shit’s going on?
[US]Chicago Trib. 17 Mar. FICT-10: ‘What the shit happened?’.