Part of speech: adverb

For what cause, purpose, or reason.

Part of speech: conjunction

Because of which; for which.

Part of speech: conjunction

As a relative, the reason or cause for which.

Part of speech: interjection

An introductory expletive.

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Usage examples "why":

  1. Why are you in it? - "The Pioneers", Katharine Susannah Prichard.
  2. But why was it there? - "Journeys Through Bookland V2", Charles H. Sylvester.
  3. And why do you go? - "The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and Other Stories", Mary De Morgan.