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[hwich-ev-er, wich-] /ʰwɪtʃˈɛv ər, wɪtʃ-/
any one that:
Take whichever you like.
no matter which:
Whichever you choose, the others will be offended.
no matter which:
whichever day; whichever ones you choose.
Origin of whichever
1350-1400; Middle English; see which, ever Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for whichever
  • whichever direction the experiment went, there was a simple way to monitor the progress.
  • whichever method you use, please don't get creative trying to buck the system.
  • whichever path is followed, the result is the same, but life forms do it faster.
  • whichever you pick, the number of deceased donors will never be enough.
  • Fear of whichever disease or disability is the subject of our own individual nightmares.
  • We'll dock the yacht there, and copter it to whichever coast, as necessary.
  • Users will be able to customize the artist pages to include whichever modules they want.
  • He sold dangerous weapons tech to whichever rogue regime was buying.
  • The meter works out whichever is the higher, and charges you that.
  • In other words, whichever party can afford more discovery motions and expert witness testimony.
British Dictionary definitions for whichever


  1. any (one, two, etc, out of several): take whichever car you like
  2. (as pronoun): choose whichever appeals to you
  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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for whichever

late 14c., from which + ever.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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