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wherewithal

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conjunction where·with·al \ˈhwer-wi-ˌthȯl, ˈwer-, -ˌthȯl\

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wherewithal

pronoun where·with·al

Definition of wherewithal



1583

First Known Use of wherewithal

1583


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wherewithal

noun where·with·al

Simple Definition of wherewithal

  • : the money, skill, etc., that is needed to get or do something

Full Definition of wherewithal

  1. :  means, resources; specifically :  money <didn't have the wherewithal for an expensive dinner>

Examples of wherewithal

  1. A project as big as this requires a lot of financial wherewithal.

  2. He doesn't have the wherewithal to finish what he started.



1809

First Known Use of wherewithal

1809



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