whatever

[ hwuht-ev-er, hwot-, hwuh t-, wuht-, wot-, wuh t- ]
/ ʰwʌtˈɛv ər, ʰwɒt-, ʰwət-, wʌt-, wɒt-, wət- /

pronoun

adjective

interjection

(used to indicate indifference to a state of affairs, situation, previous statement, etc.)

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Origin of whatever

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at what, ever
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British Dictionary definitions for whatever

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Idioms and Phrases with whatever

whatever

see or whatever.

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