any·​hoo | \ ˈe-nē-ˌhü How to pronounce anyhoo (audio) \
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 Long, National Review, 20 Nov. 2006 Anyhoo. These divers saved a shark.— Kathie Lee Gifford, NBC News Transcripts, 4 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 Werts, Newsday, 21 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 Uebelherr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Aug. 2008

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First Known Use of anyhoo

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anyhoo

probably originally jocular appropriation of Scots and Ulster onie-hoo anyhow

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“Anyhoo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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