whenever etymology

English word whenever comes from English when

Detailed word origin of whenever

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
when English (eng) (interrogative) What time; which time (indirect question) Used to refer to doubts about time.. (interrogative) Used to introduce questions about time.. At an earlier and less prosperous time.. Used to introduce indirect questions about time. The time at which something happens. That's enough, a command to stop adding something, especially an ingredient of food or drink. At such time as.. At [...]
whenever English (eng) At any time. (Irish, Southern US) When.. At any time that.. Every time that.