[ wair-at, hwair- ]
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  1. Literary.

    • at which: a reception whereat many were present.

    • to which; whereupon: a remark whereat she quickly angered.

  1. Archaic. in reference to which.

Origin of whereat

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at where, at1

Words Nearby whereat

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How to use whereat in a sentence

  • whereat, he stepped to one side, and led upon the stage, a charming blonde who was greeted profusely.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • Inspector Kerry brought his cane down with a crash upon the table, whereat Coombes started nervously.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer
  • He swung around forthwith in the trail and went after her—whereat she waddled faster through the snow like a frightened duck.

    Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
  • Hughie tells me you have gone into the publishing business, whereat I was much shocked.

  • whereat they all laughed, which made Fina cry, to be consoled only by some sweetmeats which Josephine found in her work-basket.

British Dictionary definitions for whereat


/ (wɛərˈæt) archaic /

  1. at or to which place

sentence connector
  1. upon which occasion

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