Informal where: an emphatic form expressing surprise or bewilderment: wherever did you hear that?
Origin of whereverMiddle English
in, at, or to whatever place or situation: he thinks of us, wherever he is
Also Old Poet.wher·e'er′
- In or to whatever place: used red pencil wherever needed.
- Where: Wherever have you been so long? See Usage Note at whatever.
In or to whichever place or situation: He seems to make enemies wherever he goes.
- An emphatic form of where.
- Wherever have you been all my life?
- Used emphatically, wherever may be two words ("where ever") when used in questions, though the single word "wherever" is also common, especially in US usage.