anyhow etymology

English word anyhow comes from English how, English any

Detailed word origin of anyhow

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
how English (eng) A greeting, used in representations of Native American speech. In which way; in such way.. That, the fact that, the way that. (dialectal) A small hill in northern England. (Usage preserved mainly in place names.). (dialectal) An artificial barrow or tumulus. In what manner.. In what state.. To what degree.. Used as a modifier to indicate surprise, delight, or other strong feelings. The means [...]
any English (eng) At least one; of at least one kind. One at all.. No matter what kind. To even the slightest extent, at all. Any thing(s) or person(s).
anyhow English (eng) (conjunctive) In any case. Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement.. (manner) In any way or manner whatever.