anyway etymology

English word anyway comes from English way, English any

Detailed word origin of anyway

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
way English (eng) (obsolete) To travel. (US, As the head of an interjectory clause) Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.. (heading) Personal interaction.. (heading) To do with a place or places.. (nautical) Speed, progress, momentum.. (paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of [...]
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).
anyway English (eng) (conjunctive) Regardless; anyhow. [from 19th c.]. (obsolete) In any way. [16th-19th c.]. (speech act) Used to indicate a change of subject.. (speech act) Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement. See anyhow. [from 19th c.].

Words with the same origin as anyway

Descendants of way
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