The Alternative English Dictionary: anyways

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Entry definition

anyways etymology From any + adverbial genitive of way (compare always). pronunciation
  • /ˈɛ.nɪ.weɪz/
adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (rare) In any way.
    • {{RQ:RBrtn AntmyMlncly}}, II.2.6.ii: it behoves them…to remove all objects, causes, companies, occasions, as may anyways molest him […].
  2. (conjunctive, informal, chiefly, North America) Anyway, anyhow, in any case.
    • 1865, Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend, Chapman and Hall, accessible through Google Books "Anyways," said the damsel, "I am glad punishment, and I say so."

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