Definition of leastways in US English:


(also leastwise)


dialect, informal
  • At least.

    ‘there is no place like our home, leastways not this side of hell’
    • ‘Now there's some o’ the swells as got plenty, - leastways it ought to be, - an’ yet they want more, an’ they ain't by no means partic'lar whether it's honest or not, the way they gits it.’
    • ‘It's rumored he's involved in rustling trail herds, but so far, he ain't broke no laws, leastwise, any that I can pin on him.’
    • ‘There used to be a homeless encampment, but the city finally cleaned them out… or leastwise moved them a couple of blocks north as best as I can tell.’
    • ‘Damn, you can't use a bow'n'arrow out a car window, leastways not over eighty mile an hour.’
    • ‘The first one is a relatively stable area; leastways the changes are not very dynamic.’