pronoun; objective whom·so.

whosoever; whoever.

Origin of whoso

1125–75; Middle English, early Middle English hwa swa, Old English (swā) hwā swā. See who, so1
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Historical Examples of whoso

  • But whoso is heroic will always find crises to try his edge.

    Essays, First Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • I follow the high omen, whoso thou art that callest me to arms.'

  • Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist,” Emerson says.

    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • That whoso he be, we would have him in all things worthy of thee, Pen.

  • Here and there I may cite them; but whoso will know FitzGerald must go to the fountain-head.

    Two Suffolk Friends

    Francis Hindes Groome

British Dictionary definitions for whoso



an archaic word for whoever
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