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1 why /ˈwaɪ/ adverb
1 why
/ˈwaɪ/
adverb
Learner's definition of WHY
: for what reason or purpose
used to offer a suggestion or to say that a course of action is not necessary
used to express irritation or annoyance
2 why /ˈwaɪ/ conjunction
2 why
/ˈwaɪ/
conjunction
Learner's definition of WHY
: the cause, reason, or purpose for which
: for which
3 why /ˈwaɪ/ noun
3 why
/ˈwaɪ/
noun
Learner's definition of WHY

the whys and (the) wherefores

: the reasons for something
4 why /ˈwaɪ/ interjection
4 why
/ˈwaɪ/
interjection
Learner's definition of WHY
somewhat old-fashioned
used at the beginning of a statement especially to express surprise
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