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nohow

[noh-hou]
adverb Nonstandard.
  1. under no circumstances; in no way (usually preceded by another negative): I can't learn this nohow.
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Origin of nohow

First recorded in 1765–75; no2 + how1
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Examples from the Web for nohow

Historical Examples

  • But, Hagar, ye can't do nuffin but jes' trust de Lord, nohow.

    Culm Rock

    Glance Gaylord

  • "Well, she didn't seem to want to take it nohow at first," said the boy.

  • And so I said to my lady; but she wouldn't have you woke, nohow.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope

  • Bab was a brave child, but she did feel a little shaky and nohow just then.

  • Your petticoats are nohow; and you seem to have only one leg, and it is so long and thin!

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand


British Dictionary definitions for nohow

nohow

adverb
  1. not standard (in negative constructions)
    1. under any conditions
    2. in any manner
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Word Origin and History for nohow

adv.

"not at all," 1775, American English, from no + how, on model of nowhere.

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