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leastwise

[leest-wahyz]
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adverb Informal.
  1. at least; at any rate.
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Origin of leastwise

First recorded in 1525–35; least + -wise
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Examples from the Web for leastwise

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  • Leastwise, he ain't what you'd go so far as to call a boon companion.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • You see we never has none of 'em in Wolfville; leastwise we never does but once.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • Don't let her get any nearer, leastwise while he's aloft with the glasses.

    Sonnie-Boy's People

    James B. Connolly

  • I was a baby, as you may say; leastwise a child of three or four.

    Hildegarde's Holiday

    Laura E. Richards

  • Taking "lest" for least, can it have been used for at least, or as some people say, leastwise?