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whilst

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conjunction \ˈhwī(-ə)lst, ˈwī(-ə)lst\

Definition of whilst

chiefly British

  1. :  while



Examples of whilst in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of whilst

Middle English whilest, alteration of whiles


First Known Use: 14th century



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