One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In which direction?
- ‘I pushed the line release every whichaway and nothing.’
- ‘The darn thing had inlays, a hand crank, a whirling wheel, strings going every whichaway, a keyboard, tuning pegs, bridges, and even the carved wooden figurehead of a woman peering up at our awestruck mugs.’
- ‘Here came Little Pearl, jumping and dancing and running every whichaway like a thousand hornets were on him.’
2How? in which way?
However; in whatever way.
informal, dialect In a disorderly fashion.‘books are skewed and lounge against one another every whichaway’
- ‘Then I got home and had an email from Friendster - some guy I don't know, although he lives in Brooklyn and I'm connected to him every whichaway.’
- ‘It was to be regretted, he would admit if questioned, that the table flipped sideways, causing all those plates and their children to fly every whichaway.’
- ‘No more making everything a zillion times more complicated than it has to be, no more flinging blame for her mistakes every whichaway like so much monkey manure!’
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