- Wherewithal is defined as whatever is necessary to get something done.
An example of wherewithal are the necessities for a superior education such as money, motivation and time.
that with which something can be done; necessary means, esp. money: usually with the: the wherewithal to continue one's education
The necessary means, especially financial means: didn't have the wherewithal to survive an economic downturn.
(countable and uncountable, plural wherewithals)
- (archaic) In what way; how.