irregardless

adverb
ir·​re·​gard·​less | \ˌir-i-ˈgärd-ləs \

Definition of irregardless 

nonstandard

Keep scrolling for more

Is irregardless a word?: Usage Guide

Irregardless was popularized in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its increasingly widespread spoken use called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that "there is no such word." There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead.

Examples of irregardless in a Sentence

I told them that irregardless of what you read in books, they's some members of the theatrical profession that occasionally visits the place where they sleep. — Ring Lardner, The Big Town, 1921

First Known Use of irregardless

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for irregardless

probably blend of irrespective and regardless

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about irregardless

Share irregardless

Statistics for irregardless

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for irregardless

The first known use of irregardless was in 1795

See more words from the same year

Comments on irregardless

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

WORD OF THE DAY

playful or foolish behavior

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!