ere·​while er-ˈ(h)wī(-ə)l How to pronounce erewhile (audio)
variants or less commonly erewhiles
: a while before : formerly

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of erewhile was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Erewhile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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