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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
1765-1775
1765-75; no2 + how1
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  • Can't get no letter now, don't need no letter nohow.
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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.

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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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