every which way

adverb
|Updated on: 15 Aug 2018

Definition of every which way

1 : in every direction
2 : in a disorderly manner : irregularly
  • toys scattered about every which way

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Origin and Etymology of every which way

probably by folk etymology from Middle English everich way every way


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