whichever

[ hwich-ev-er, wich- ]
/ ʰwɪtʃˈɛv ər, wɪtʃ- /

pronoun

any one that: Take whichever you like.
no matter which: Whichever you choose, the others will be offended.

adjective

no matter which: whichever day; whichever ones you choose.

Origin of whichever

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at which, ever
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British Dictionary definitions for whichever

whichever

/ (wɪtʃˈɛvə) /

determiner

  1. any (one, two, etc, out of several)take whichever car you like
  2. (as pronoun)choose whichever appeals to you
  1. no matter which (one or ones)whichever card you pick you'll still be making a mistake
  2. (as pronoun)it won't make any difference, whichever comes first
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Word Origin and History for whichever

whichever


pron.

late 14c., from which + ever.

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