Definition of wherewithal in English:


Syllabification: where·with·al
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)we(ə)rwiT͟Hˌôl, -wiTH-


[usually with infinitive] (the wherewithal)
The money or other means needed for a particular purpose: they lacked the wherewithal to pay
More example sentences
  • They don't have the money or the wherewithal to want to slam him on environment.
  • All have the wherewithal to pay a premium for the quality of home life York offers.
  • A gusher of cash flow is giving businesses the wherewithal to increase their capital outlays.
money, cash, capital, finance(s), funds; resources, means, ability, capability
informal dough, loot, necessary, boodle, bucks

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