any·​ways ˈe-nē-ˌwāz How to pronounce anyways (audio)
US, informal : anyhow, anyway
archaic : anywise
dialect : to any degree at all

Example Sentences

Who does that guy think he is anyways? You're late. Anyways, at least you showed up.
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Word History

First Known Use

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

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

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“Anyways.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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