Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Nonstandard In no way; not at all.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In no way; not at all; by no available means.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In no manner; not in any way; not at all.
  • Out of one's ordinary way; out of sorts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in no manner; in no way

Etymologies

From no + how (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This was serious money and they never disclosed nothin ', nohow, noway.

    Is there a tax on groceries?

  • An 'the colonel never telled me nothin' nohow 'bout any one uv you bein 'crazy.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

  • But the slower wits, such as Mr. Solomon and Mrs. Waule, who both occupied land of their own, took a long time to arrive at this conclusion, their minds halting at the vivid conception of what it would be to cut the Big Pasture in two, and turn it into three-cornered bits, which would be "nohow;" while accommodation-bridges and high payments were remote and incredible.

    Middlemarch

  • But the slower wits, such as Mr. Solomon and Mr.. Waule, who both occupied land of their own, took a long time to arrive at this conclusion, their minds halting at the vivid conception of what it would be to cut the Big Pasture in two, and turn it into three-cornered bits, which would be "nohow;" while accommodation-bridges and high payments were remote and incredible.

    Middlemarch

  • I couldn't think o 'thet name nohow, but now you hev struck it fust clip. "

    The Rover Boys on the River The Search for the Missing Houseboat

  • I got the idea that she didn't want me to keep no flippit nohow, so's I feeded 'im on the sly.

    The Celebrated Jumping Flippit of Tau-Ceti IV

  • 'I wanted easy ways, and lovely things, and Romance and all that; but it just seemed I had no luck nohow and was only and expressly born for cooking and dishwashing.

    The Night-Born

  •  Jose says he can't picture me yellow nohow — says it was alright on me as a baby, but as a grown girl he says "No way!" and frowns as if yellow is the nastiest color in the crayon box.

    A Swallow of Cola

  • So, of course, the NFL has it written into the rulebook that no way, nohow, can any community replicate the Green Bay model.

    Bad Sports

  • Sometimes he sets those novels in the future—his Clarke-co-authored Sunstorm for instance, where the sun threatens to flare and obliterate life, and humans must push their technical nohow to the limit to construct an orbital soletta and save the cheerleader.

    Archive 2010-04-01

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