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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: wherewithal 'with which (to buy ...)' (16-19 centuries), from where + withal

wherewithal

noun
     
where‧with‧al

the wherewithal to do something

the money, skill etc that you need in order to do something [= means]:
Does Cath have the creative wherewithal to make it as a solo act?

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