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whichever

[hwich-ev-er, wich-] /ʰwɪtʃˈɛv ər, wɪtʃ-/
pronoun
1.
any one that:
Take whichever you like.
2.
no matter which:
Whichever you choose, the others will be offended.
adjective
3.
no matter which:
whichever day; whichever ones you choose.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see which, ever
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British Dictionary definitions for which-ever

whichever

/wɪtʃˈɛvə/
determiner
1.
  1. any (one, two, etc, out of several): take whichever car you like
  2. (as pronoun): choose whichever appeals to you
2.
  1. no matter which (one or ones): whichever card you pick you'll still be making a mistake
  2. (as pronoun): it won't make any difference, whichever comes first
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Word Origin and History for which-ever

whichever

pron.

late 14c., from which + ever.

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