conjunction \ˈhwī(-ə)lst, ˈwī(-ə)lst\

Definition of WHILST

chiefly British
:  while

Examples of WHILST

  1. <I like to get my knitting done whilst watching the telly.>
  2. <whilst a good worker, he's not a very good manager>

Origin of WHILST

Middle English whilest, alteration of whiles
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to WHILST

as, so long as, while, when [chiefly British]


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