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English definition of “whoever”

whoever

pronoun (ANYONE)    /huːˈev.ər/ US  //
B2 any person who: Can whoever leaves last please lock up? He says he bought the car from Frank, whoever Frank is. (= I do not know who Frank is.)Relative forms Grammar:However, whatever, whichever, whenever, wherever, whoeverSee more
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