anyways

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

Definition of anyways

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

Keep scrolling for more

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

Quintessa Swindell as Tabitha Foster As Tabitha, Quintessa plays a girl who has no need to steal, but does it anyways. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Get To Know the Cast of "Trinkets" And Their Characters," 17 June 2019 The driver of a black sedan turned right anyways and parked next to the crime scene. Alice Yin, chicagotribune.com, "Simeon freshman, 15, killed in West Englewood shooting: ‘He was a baby, and they took him’," 15 June 2019 But who has time to livestream, anyways, when there are new photos of Sir and Rumi Carter to gawk at? Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "Wait, Who Are These Babies That Appeared In Beyoncé & Jay-Z's Tour?," 6 June 2018 Dancing helps a lot with a broken heart, for me anyways. Marie Claire, "Tiffany Haddish's Bucket List Includes a Date with Michael B. Jordan and a Fried Chicken Dinner with Michelle Obama," 5 June 2018 Congress did not approve the strike in 2013, though a year later, Obama went ahead and bombed Syria anyways in a military campaign against ISIS. Scott Wartman, Cincinnati.com, "Here's how different the local GOP reaction was to Obama's plan to strike Syria after chemical weapons were used," 18 Apr. 2018 Cohn had urged the president against imposing steep tariffs on steel and aluminum, which Mr. Trump announced last week anyways. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Gary Cohn resigning from White House post," 6 Mar. 2018 And unlike minor league baseball, minor league soccer is structured in such a way that teams get to be play against MLS teams and big time European clubs anyways which is kinda cool because being an underdog can be really fun. Jason Buelterman, Cincinnati.com, "Guest TML: Could Mick's Mojo or Mack's Men bring Cincinnati a title this year?," 9 Feb. 2018 And anyways, Atom and Humber will be the true losses for the Emirates faithful... SI.com, "One Out, Two In: Why Aubameyang & Mkhitaryan Will Ease the Blow of Arsenal Losing Alexis Sanchez," 8 Feb. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'anyways.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of anyways

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about anyways

Statistics for anyways

Last Updated

30 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for anyways

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on anyways

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with anyways

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for anyways

Nglish: Translation of anyways for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of anyways for Arabic Speakers

Comments on anyways

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

WORD OF THE DAY

appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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