wherewithal
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈwɛə.wɪ.ðɔːl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈwɛəɹ.wɪ.ðɔl/, /ˈwɛəɹ.wɪ.θɔl/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˈwɛəɹ.wɪ.ðɑl/, /ˈwɛəɹ.wɪ.θɑl/
Noun

wherewithal

  1. The ability and means required to accomplish some task.
    I would like to help your project, but I do not have the wherewithal.
    • 1986, David Leavitt, The Lost Language of Cranes, Penguin, paperback edition, page 67:
      "I just can't imagine," Philip said, "having that kind of self-knowledge, that kind of...wherewithal at fifteen. […] "
Translations Adverb

wherewithal (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) In what way; how.
    • 1662, Book of Common Prayer, Psalm 119:9:
      Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?
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