needways

adv.

"by necessity," c.1300, a northern and Scottish word, marked as obsolete in OED; from need + way, with adverbial genitive.


Nearby words

  1. needlework,
  2. needling,
  3. needn't,
  4. needs,
  5. needs test,
  6. needy,
  7. neem,
  8. neem tree,
  9. neenah,
  10. neencephalic

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