wherewithal


1where·with·al

conjunction \ˈhwer-wi-ˌthl, ˈwer-, -ˌthl\

Definition of WHEREWITHAL

:  wherewith

Origin of WHEREWITHAL

where + 2withal
First Known Use: 1534

2wherewithal

pronoun

Definition of WHEREWITHAL

:  wherewith

First Known Use of WHEREWITHAL

1583

3wherewithal

noun

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

Full Definition of WHEREWITHAL

:  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.

First Known Use of WHEREWITHAL

1809

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