Definition of wherewithal in English:

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wherewithal

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)werwiT͟Hˌôl/
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)werwiTHˌôl/

noun

[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.
Synonyms
money, cash, capital, finance(s), funds;
resources, means, ability, capability
informal dough, loot, necessary, boodle, bucks

Words that rhyme with wherewithal

all, appal (US appall), awl, Bacall, ball, bawl, befall, Bengal, brawl, call, caul, crawl, Donegal, drawl, drywall, enthral (US enthrall), fall, forestall, gall, Galle, Gaul, hall, haul, maul, miaul, miscall, Montreal, Naipaul, Nepal, orle, pall, Paul, pawl, Saul, schorl, scrawl, seawall, Senegal, shawl, small, sprawl, squall, stall, stonewall, tall, thrall, trawl, wall, waul, withal, yawl therewithal

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Syllabification: where·with·al

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