anyhoo

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

anywho

Definition of anyhoo

chiefly US, informal + humorous

  1. :  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

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of anyhoo

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up anyhoo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!