whoever

pronoun
who·​ev·​er | \ hü-ˈe-vər How to pronounce whoever (audio) \

Definition of whoever

: whatever person : no matter who used in any grammatical relation except that of a possessivesells to whoever has the money to buy

Examples of whoever in a Sentence

A prize will be given to whoever solves the riddle. Whoever wants to come along is welcome to join us. He's an honest man, whoever his friends might be. Whoever did this will be held accountable.
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First Known Use of whoever

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Whoever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whoever. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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whoever

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English Language Learners Definition of whoever

: whatever person : any person at all
used in questions that express surprise or confusion

whoever

pronoun
who·​ev·​er | \ hü-ˈe-vər How to pronounce whoever (audio) \

Kids Definition of whoever

: whatever person Whoever wants a snack must tell me now.

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