: it was

Word History


by contraction

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of 'twas was in 1567

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“'twas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%27twas. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

: it was
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