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wherewithal

[hwair-with-awl, -with-, wair-] /ˈʰwɛər wɪðˌɔl, -wɪθ-, ˈwɛər-/
noun
1.
that with which to do something; means or supplies for the purpose or need, especially money:
the wherewithal to pay my rent.
adverb
2.
by means of which; out of which.
3.
Archaic. wherewith.
pronoun
4.
Origin of wherewithal
1525-1535
1525-35; where + withal
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wherewithal

noun (ˈwɛəwɪðˌɔːl)
1.
the wherewithal, necessary funds, resources, or equipment (for something or to do something): these people lack the wherewithal for a decent existence
pronoun (ˌwɛəwɪðˈɔːl)
2.
a less common word for wherewith (sense 1), wherewith (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for wherewithal
adv.

"means by which," 1530s, from where + withal. The noun is first recorded 1809.

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