either-or

noun
ei·​ther-or | \ ˌē-t͟hər-ˈȯr also ˌī- How to pronounce either-or (audio) \

Definition of either-or

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an unavoidable choice or exclusive division between only two alternatives

either-or

adjective

Definition of either-or (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or marked by either-or : black-and-white

First Known Use of either-or

Noun

1922, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Either-or.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/either-or. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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