Any way



in any case; anyhow; nonetheless; regardless:
Whether you like it or not, I’m going anyway.
(used to continue or resume the thread of a story or account):
Anyway, we finally found a plumber who could come right over.
adverb
in any case; at any rate; nevertheless; anyhow
in a careless or haphazard manner
Usually any way. in any manner; by any means
adv.

1560s, any way “in any manner;” variant any ways (with adverbial genitive) attested from c.1560. One-word form predominated from 1830s. As an adverbial conjunction, from 1859. Middle English in this sense had ani-gates “in any way, somehow” (c.1400).

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