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every which way

adverb

Definition of every which way

  1. 1 :  in every direction

  2. 2 :  in a disorderly manner :  irregularly <toys scattered about every which way>



Origin of every which way

probably by folk etymology from Middle English everich way every way


First Known Use: 1824


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