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nohow

[noh-hou] /ˈnoʊˌhaʊ/
adverb, Nonstandard.
1.
under no circumstances; in no way (usually preceded by another negative):
I can't learn this nohow.
Origin of nohow
1765-1775
1765-75; no2 + how1
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Examples from the Web for nohow
Historical Examples
  • Long's the law won't help us—and the law never gave no action in the West nohow—I'm goin' to help myself.

    Desert Conquest A. M. Chisholm
  • But, Hagar, ye can't do nuffin but jes' trust de Lord, nohow.

    Culm Rock Glance Gaylord
  • "They couldn't hev noticed the clash of them jimmyjohns, nohow," declared the negligent Watt, nonchalantly.

    His Unquiet Ghost Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
  • Your petticoats are nohow; and you seem to have only one leg, and it is so long and thin!

    The Beth Book Sarah Grand
  • I couldn't marry, nohow, for I've got a wife and four children.

    Jack's Ward Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • "Well, I hate a quitter; but I can't do nothing, nohow," mused the 4X foreman.

    Bar-20 Days Clarence E. Mulford
  • Father, he wouldn't touch silver, nohow, but he made more'n the miners did by pannin' the dirt the mines were throwin' away.

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • Fries nuvver was no good for nobody 35 at the gawky age, nohow.

    The Annals of Ann Kate Trimble Sharber
  • I sho'ly will, honey; but I reckon ma 'pinion ain't wuf much, nohow.

    Mary's Rainbow Mary Edward Feehan
  • He wuz too proud to bring her up, 'cause nothin' would suit her, nohow.

British Dictionary definitions for nohow

nohow

/ˈnəʊˌhaʊ/
adverb
1.
(not standard) (in negative constructions)
  1. under any conditions
  2. in any manner
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Word Origin and History for nohow
adv.

"not at all," 1775, American English, from no + how, on model of nowhere.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for nohow

nohow

adverb

In no way; under no circumstances: We tried, but couldn't manage to score nohow (1775+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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