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forwhy

adverb for·why \fȯrˈ(h)wī, fȯ(ə)ˈ-\

Definition of forwhy

chiefly dialectal

  1. :  why wherefore

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Origin and Etymology of forwhy

Middle English, from Old English for hwī, for hwȳ, from 1for + hwī, hwȳ, instrumental of hwæt what


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forwhy

conjunction for·why \"\

Definition of forwhy

archaic

  1. :  because for since

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Origin and Etymology of forwhy

Middle English, from forwhy, adverb


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