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erstwhile

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adverb erst·while \ˈərst-ˌ(h)wī(-ə)l\

Definition of erstwhile

  1. :  in the past :  formerly <cultures, erstwhile unknown to each other — Robert Plank>



Examples of erstwhile

  1. <there's now a store where erstwhile lay green and pleasant pastures>



1569

First Known Use of erstwhile

1569


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erstwhile

adjective erst·while

Simple Definition of erstwhile

  • : in the past

Full Definition of erstwhile

  1. :  former, previous <erstwhile enemies>

Examples of erstwhile

  1. <my erstwhile friend ignored me when I ran into her at the mall>



1903

First Known Use of erstwhile

1903



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