wherewithal

[ hwair-with-awl, -with-, wair- ]
/ ˈʰwɛər wɪðˌɔl, -wɪθ-, ˈwɛər- /

noun

that with which to do something; means or supplies for the purpose or need, especially money: the wherewithal to pay my rent.

adverb

by means of which; out of which.
Archaic. wherewith.

pronoun

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Origin of wherewithal

First recorded in 1525–35; where + withal

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British Dictionary definitions for wherewithal

wherewithal

noun (ˈwɛəwɪðˌɔːl)

the wherewithal necessary funds, resources, or equipment (for something or to do something)these people lack the wherewithal for a decent existence

pronoun (ˌwɛəwɪðˈɔːl)

a less common word for wherewith (def. 1), wherewith (def. 2)
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