One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1US Used, especially in uneducated speech, to emphasize a negative.‘they never executes nobody nohow’
- ‘‘I know what you're thinking about,’ said Tweedledum, ‘but it isn't so, nohow.’’
- ‘As Grandpa Bob taught me, ‘Don't take life so serious, it ain't nohow permanent.’’
- ‘They live in, and come close to dying in, an industrialised society, and it ain't done them no good nohow.’
- ‘I said I didn't want to replace Jack, but they said Jack was not coming back nohow, so I said okay.’
- ‘Being called a bitch and hearing that your chosen field is stupid cannot be construed as comical, nohow, no way.’
2archaic Not attractive, well, or in good order.
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