to make money in any possible way ...1652 obs.
from Latin quōmodocunque, variant of quōmodocumque (in whatever way)
from quōmodo (in what way) + cumque (appended to relative pronouns or adverbs, and giving a generalized or indefinite force) + -ize
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1652 - see EXAMPLE below
"...to imagine all their compatriots infected with the same leprosie of a wretched peevishness; whereof those quomodocunquizing clusterfists and rapacious varlets have given of late such cannibal-like proofs, by their inhumanity and obdurate carriage towards some..."
From: Ekskubalauron: Or, The Discovery of a Most Exquisite Jewel more Precious then diamonds inchased in gold, the like whereof was never seen in any age; found in the kennel of Worcester-streets, the day after the fight, and six before the autumnal æquinox, anno 1651. Serving in this place, to frontal a vindication of the honour of Scotland, from that infamy, whereinto the rigid Presbyterian party of that nation, out of their coveteousness and ambition, most dissembledly hath involved it.
- Sir Thomas Urquhart