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Adverb: why  wI
  1. Question word; what is the reason
    "why are you here?";
    - how come
Noun: why (whys)  wI
  1. The cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase 'the whys and wherefores'
    - wherefore [archaic]

Sounds like: whistt, why

Derived forms: whys

Type of: ground, reason

Encyclopedia: Why, Why, Why