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[suhm-hwairz, -wairz] /ˈsʌmˌʰwɛərz, -ˌwɛərz/
adverb, Nonstandard.
Origin of somewheres
1805-15; somewhere + -s1


[suhm-hwair, -wair] /ˈsʌmˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər/
in or at some place not specified, determined, or known:
They live somewhere in Michigan.
to some place not specified or known:
They went out somewhere.
at or to some point in amount, degree, etc. (usually followed by about, near, etc.):
He is somewhere about 60 years old.
at some point of time (usually followed by about, between, in, etc.):
somewhere about 1930; somewhere between 1930 and 1940; somewhere in the 1930s.
an unspecified or uncertain place.
Middle English word dating back to 1150-1200; See origin at some, where
Usage note
See anyplace. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for somewheres
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  • I thought sure Kenelm would, but he's gone on a cruise of his own somewheres.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • You said he'd run off to go gold-diggin' in the Klondike or somewheres.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Now out West—in Omaha or somewheres—she's got a cousin who owed her dad money.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Now, she used to have and I believe she's lost some of it somewheres.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The money hasn't been stolen; I lost it somewheres—but where?

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Father had turned in and HE was out, gone to the post-office or somewheres.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • We're driftin' somewheres, but we're spinnin' 'round so I can't tell which way.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Can't we go home—to my room or somewheres—where we can talk?

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Then word came that he was dead, drowned off in the East Indies somewheres.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Thought maybe you might have met him up in California, or somewheres.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for somewheres


in, to, or at some unknown or unspecified place or point: somewhere in England, somewhere between 3 and 4 o'clock
(informal) get somewhere, to make progress
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Word Origin and History for somewheres



c.1200, from some + where.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Idioms and Phrases with somewheres


In addition to the idiom beginning with
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