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Part of speech: Adverb

For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; for which; on account of which.

Part of speech: Noun

The reason or cause.

Usage examples "why":
  • Why, how do you get here? - "The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island", Ross Kay.
  • Why, may I ask? - "Courts and Criminals", Arthur Train.
  • And why, Maaster Jasper? - "The Birthright", Joseph Hocking.