whoever

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
who•ev•er /huˈɛvɚ/USA pronunciation   pron. 

    whatever person;
    anyone that:Whoever did it should be proud.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
who•ev•er  (ho̅o̅ evər), 
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?
Etymology:1125–75;
Middle English;
see who, ever


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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