Definitions for whosehuz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

whose*huz(pron.)

  1. someone whose faith is strong.

    Category: Function Word

    Ref: the possessive case of who 1 used as an adjective:

  2. a word whose meaning escapes me; a cat whose fur is white.

    Category: Function Word

    Ref: the possessive case of which used as an adjective:

  3. the one or ones belonging to what person or persons:

    Whose umbrella is that?

    Category: Function Word

* Usage: Sometimes the phrase of which is used as the possessive of which:Chicago is a city of which the attractions are many or Chicago is a city the attractions of which are many. The use of this phrase can often seem awkward or pretentious, whereas whose sounds more idiomatic: Chicago is a city whose attractions are many.

Origin of whose:

bef. 900; ME whos, early ME hwās, alter. of hwas, OE hwæs, gen. of hwāwho

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. whose(determiner)huz

    used to ask which person sth or sb belongs to or is connected with

    Whose car is that?; Whose family is coming to the show?

  2. whose(pronoun)huz

    used to ask which person sth or sb belongs to or is connected with

    Whose is that car?

  3. whosehuz

    indicates that sb or sth belongs to or is connected with sb

    the people whose jobs are at risk

Wiktionary

  1. whose(Pronoun)

    Of whom, belonging to whom; .

    Whose wallet is this?

  2. whose(Pronoun)

    Of whom, belonging to whom; .

    Whose wallet is this?

  3. whose(Pronoun)

    Of which, belonging to which; .

    We saw several houses whose roofs are falling off. (=The roofs are falling off several houses we saw.)

  4. Origin: Genitive of who, from hwæs, the genitive of hwa, from hwaz, from kʷos

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whose

    the possessive case of who or which. See Who, and Which

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whose' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #438

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whose' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1555


Translations for whose

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

whose(pronoun)

belonging to which person(?)

Whose is this jacket?; Whose (jacket) is this?; Whose car did you come back in?; In whose house did this incident happen?; Tell me whose (pens) these are.

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