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leastways

[leest-weyz] /ˈlistˌweɪz/
adverb, Dialect
1.
at least; at any rate; leastwise.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English leest weye. See least, -ways
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British Dictionary definitions for leastways

leastways

/ˈliːstˌweɪz/
adverb
1.
(informal) at least; anyway; at any rate
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Word Origin and History for leastways

1825, colloquial, from least + way. Regarded as vulgar, but simply a one-word form of Chaucer's leest weye (late 14c.).

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