anyhow

adverb

any·​how ˈe-nē-ˌhau̇ How to pronounce anyhow (audio)
1
a
: in any manner whatever
b
: in a haphazard manner
2
a
: at any rate
b
: in any event

Examples of anyhow in a Sentence

It's OK if we don't go to the movie. I'm not that interested in seeing it anyhow. What exactly did she mean by that anyhow?
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Word History

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of anyhow was in 1678

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“Anyhow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anyhow. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

anyhow

adverb
any·​how ˈen-ē-ˌhau̇ How to pronounce anyhow (audio)
1
: in any way, manner, or order
2
: in any case

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