when-ever

whenever

[hwen-ev-er, wen-, hwuhn-, wuhn-]
conjunction
1.
at whatever time; at any time when: Come whenever you like.
2.
when? (used emphatically): Whenever did he say that?

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see when, ever

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whenever (wɛnˈɛvə)
 
conj
1.  (subordinating) at every or any time that; when: I laugh whenever I see that
 
adv
2.  no matter when: it'll be here, whenever you decide to come for it
3.  informal at an unknown or unspecified time: I'll take it if it comes today, tomorrow, or whenever
4.  an intensive form of when, used in questions: whenever did he escape?

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whenever
c.1380, from when + ever.
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