any·​hoo ˈe-nē-ˌhü How to pronounce anyhoo (audio)
variants or less commonly anywho
chiefly US, informal + humorous
: anyhow, anyway
Anyhoo, back to that killer finale …Lynette Rice,, 31 Dec. 2021
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
I can only feel half my face thanks to the wonders of modern dentistry. There may or may not be drool. Anyhoo, on with the show!Tory Shepherd, The Guardian (London), 14 Aug. 2022

Word History


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

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anyhoo was in 1850

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“Anyhoo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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