pronoun who·ev·er \hü-ˈe-vər\

: whatever person : any person at all

—used in questions that express surprise or confusion

Full Definition of WHOEVER

:  whatever person :  no matter who —used in any grammatical relation except that of a possessive <sells to whoever has the money to buy>

Examples of WHOEVER

  1. A prize will be given to whoever solves the riddle.
  2. Whoever wants to come along is welcome to join us.
  3. He's an honest man, whoever his friends might be.
  4. Whoever did this will be held accountable.

First Known Use of WHOEVER

13th century
WHOEVER Defined for Kids


pronoun who·ev·er \hü-ˈe-vər\

Definition of WHOEVER for Kids

:  whatever person <Whoever wants a snack must tell me now.>


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