[ leest-wahyz ]

  1. at least; at any rate.

Origin of leastwise

First recorded in 1525–35; least + -wise

Words Nearby leastwise

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How to use leastwise in a sentence

  • Yet what's born i' t' bone comes out i' t' flesh—leastwise so Tom thowt.

  • Weuns haint no more than dandy-lions in the path of the harrycane; leastwise weuns kaint hit back.

    The Broken Sword | Dennison Worthington
  • An', anyway, I guess we ain't a-goin' to be able to make a trade—leastwise not on yore terms.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
  • Oh no, parson; leastwise he was well in body when I left whome, but sorely troubled in mind.

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book | R. Rice Davies
  • Oh, yes, leastwise I see the end of a cocked 'at, which I took to be 'im.

    Voces Populi | F. Anstey