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[en-ee-hou] /ˈɛn iˌhaʊ/
adverb
1.
in any way whatever.
2.
in any case; at all events.
3.
in a careless manner; haphazardly.
Origin of anyhow
1730-1740
1730-40; any + how1
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  • "I found it, anyhow," said Fanny, turning her head away from her companion.

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  • If we get him this appointment, it will be ample compensation, anyhow.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • I hate the rest of the country, and the best material is in California, anyhow.

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  • We'll suppose yet a while, anyhow, as how he's a lookin' arter us.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • "It's a woman, and one of God's creatures, anyhow," said Sally with some temper.

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British Dictionary definitions for anyhow

anyhow

/ˈɛnɪˌhaʊ/
adverb
1.
in any case; at any rate
2.
in any manner or by any means whatever
3.
in a haphazard manner; carelessly
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Word Origin and History for anyhow
adv.

1740, from any + how (adv.). Unlike the cases of most other any + (interrogative) compounds, there is no record of it in Old or Middle English. Emphatic form any old how is recorded from 1900, American English.

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