anyhoo

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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

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Origin and Etymology of anyhoo

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


First Known Use: 1850


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