[ leest-weyz ]
/ ˈlistˌweɪz /

adverb Dialect.

at least; at any rate; leastwise.


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Origin of leastways

First recorded in 1350–1400, leastways is from the Middle English word leest weye. See least, -ways
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US and Canadian leastwise

/ (ˈliːstˌweɪz) /


informal at least; anyway; at any rate
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