anyhoo

adverb any·hoo \ ˈe-nē-ˌhü \
variants: or less commonly anywho

Definition of anyhoo

chiefly US, informal + humorous
:anyhow, anyway
  • I'm assuming Pelosi isn't a Jewish name, right? It sounds Italian but I'm bad that way. Anyhoo … give me a shout back and let's get the dialogue going!!
  • —Rob LongNational Review20 Nov. 2006
  • Anyhoo. These divers saved a shark.
  • —Kathie Lee GiffordNBC News Transcripts4 Mar. 2010
  • … moving with the animated dash peculiar to the quickie films of the time, snapping such lines as “Say, what's the big idea, anyhoo?”
  • —Diane WertsNewsday21 July 1991
  • Speaking of blonds with ambition, check out the latest from Tara Reid. You remember her—party girl, sometimes does a little acting. Anywho, she's looking into other ventures, just like Miss Paris H.
  • —Jan UebelherrMilwaukee Journal Sentinel29 Aug. 2008

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Origin and Etymology of anyhoo

probably originally jocular appropriation of Scots and Ulster onie-hooanyhow


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