Simple Definition of whoever
: 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 in a sentence
A prize will be given to whoever solves the riddle.
Whoever wants to come along is welcome to join us.
He's an honest man, whoever his friends might be.
Whoever did this will be held accountable.
First Known Use of whoever
WHOEVER Defined for Kids
Definition of whoever for Students
: whatever person <Whoever wants a snack must tell me now.>
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