WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
who•ev•er /huˈɛvɚ/USA pronunciation   pron. 
  1. whatever person;
    anyone that:Whoever did it should be proud.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
who•ev•er  (ho̅o̅ evər),USA pronunciation pron.;
  possessivewhos•ev•er;
  objectivewhom•ev•er. 
  1. whatever person;
    anyone that:Whoever did it should be proud. Ask whoever is there. Tell it to whomever you like.
  2. no matter who:I won't do it, whoever asks.
  3. who? what person? (used to express astonishment, disbelief, disdain, etc.):Whoever is that? Whoever told you such a thing?
  • 1125–75; Middle English; see who, ever

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
whos•ev•er  (ho̅o̅ zevər),USA pronunciation pron. 
  1. (the possessive case of  whoever used as an adjective):Whosever wagon this is, get it out of here. Whosever is this ridiculous hat?
  2. the one or ones belonging to whomever:Whosever will win, do you think?
  • whose + ever 1730–40


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

whoever /huːˈɛvə/ pron
  1. any person who; anyone that: whoever wants it can have it
  2. no matter who: I'll come round tomorrow, whoever may be here
  3. an intensive form of who, used in questions: whoever could have thought that?
  4. informal an unknown or unspecified person: give those to John, or Cathy, or whoever



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