wherewithal[ hwair-with-awl, -with-, wair- ]SEE DEFINITION OF wherewithal
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHEREWITHAL
You are poor and have not the wherewithal with which to nourish your mother.
Those who had wherewithal to give in money or kind, had given.
She had nothing left for the evening, not even the wherewithal to buy a loaf.
It's vexatious, when one has the wherewithal to pay for wetting his whistle!
Or how could he be the richest of men who might even have to go begging, because he had not wherewithal to live?
Finding it, he reached into another pocket for the wherewithal to fill it.
You hold the wherewithal to ruin me, and you will use it if I insist upon my husband's rights.
"There is the wherewithal to hang your fine husband," he announced in triumph.
The sum paid for their ransom was so large that he at once had the wherewithal to pay his mercenaries.
So far, they always provided the wherewithal, and looked on, holding the bag.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR WHEREWITHAL
- nest egg
- bread and butter