pronoun, possessive whosever; objective whomever.
whatever person; anyone that: Whoever did it should be proud. Ask whoever is there. Tell it to whomever you like.
no matter who: I won't do it, whoever asks.
who? what person? (used to express astonishment, disbelief, disdain, etc.): Whoever is that? Whoever told you such a thing?

1125–75; Middle English; see who, ever

whoever, whomever.
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whoever (huːˈɛvə)
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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late O.E. hwa efre.
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