- 1The person or people who; any person who: whoever wins should be guaranteed an Olympic placeMore example sentences
- Therefore, whoever offers the best level of service will win the most business.
- The IFS concludes that taxes would have gone up whoever won the last election, because it was the only way to balance the books.
- Both teams tend to have the attitude that whoever wins this one wins the tournament, even if last year they discovered otherwise.
- 1.1Regardless of who: come out, whoever you areMore example sentences
- But whoever loses, regardless of whether it is by six goals or one, it will be devastating.
- Yet the sitter, whoever he might be, regards us with an air of quiet confidence.
- One of the most important things for America is to know who actually won, whoever that may be.
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- Used for emphasis instead of ‘who’ in questions, typically expressing surprise or confusion: whoever would want to make up something like that?More example sentences
- In any case, why raise the question, for whoever in his right mind ever suggested that everything is false?
In emphatic use whoever is also written as two words: whoever/who ever does he think he is? See however (usage).
More definitions of whoeverDefinition of whoever in:
- The US English dictionary