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whatever

adverb

Perhaps; possibly •Often a reply to an unanswerable question, with the force of ''Could be'' or ''We'll see'': Well, whatever. The point was, he was dead/ Which I can do on my own, or whatever

[1900+; perhaps a shortening of whatever's fair, attested in 1960 student use]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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