any·​ways | \ ˈe-nē-ˌwāz How to pronounce anyways (audio) \

Definition of anyways

1 US, informal : anyhow, anyway
2a archaic : anywise
b dialect : to any degree at all

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Examples of anyways in a Sentence

Who does that guy think he is anyways? You're late. Anyways, at least you showed up.
Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuit argues that while Google lets users turn off data collection when using its Chrome web browser, other Google tools used by websites themselves scoop up their data anyways. Robert Burnson,, "Google Sued for Secretly Amassing Vast Trove of User Data," 8 June 2020 Meat is often one of the more expensive items on the grocery receipt, and prices are going up right now anyways. al, "How to take the mental and financial stress out of eating healthy," 28 May 2020 The children's father, Rafael Loera, attempted to stop authorities from coming in the house by telling them the flames were isolated to the fireplace, but the firefighters entered anyways, Phoenix fire Capt. Fox News, "Arizona parents suspected of child abuse charged after skeletal remains discovered in home fire," 31 Jan. 2020 How is building a school that won’t be used for 1.5 yrs and the current one closed anyways essential? cleveland, "What provisions have been made for influx of snowbirds? Ohioans share their coronavirus questions," 27 Mar. 2020 Why not work over the weekend—and do weekends even matter anymore anyways? Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, "Our quarantine lives are starting to look as over-scheduled as our normal lives," 26 Mar. 2020 Many times at that mileage level a top-end job or full motor replacement has already been done anyways. Tyler Greenblatt/motorcyclist, Popular Science, "The best Harley bikes to buy for cheap," 16 Nov. 2019 Gamers who invested in Vega anyways felt (rightfully) left out. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "AMD adds Radeon Image Sharpening to Vega GPUs and Radeon VII after backlash," 30 Sep. 2019 Leicester City have had a very productive transfer window so far, with the big signings of Youri Tielemans and Ayoze Perez, as well as keeping hold of their star players at the club...for the mean time anyways., "Leicester City: 5 of the Foxes' Best Youngsters Who Deserve a Shot at the First Team in 2019/20," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of anyways

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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The first known use of anyways was in the 13th century

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25 Jun 2020

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“Anyways.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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