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whoever

[hoo-ev-er] /huˈɛv ər/
pronoun, possessive whosever; objective whomever.
1.
whatever person; anyone that:
Whoever did it should be proud. Ask whoever is there. Tell it to whomever you like.
2.
no matter who:
I won't do it, whoever asks.
3.
who? what person? (used to express astonishment, disbelief, disdain, etc.):
Whoever is that? Whoever told you such a thing?
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English; see who, ever
Can be confused
whoever, whomever.
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British Dictionary definitions for who ever

whoever

/huːˈɛvə/
pronoun
1.
any person who; anyone that: whoever wants it can have it
2.
no matter who: I'll come round tomorrow, whoever may be here
3.
an intensive form of who, used in questions: whoever could have thought that?
4.
(informal) an unknown or unspecified person: give those to John, or Cathy, or whoever
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Word Origin and History for who ever

whoever

late Old English hwa efre.

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