erewhile

adverb
ere·​while | \ er-ˈ(h)wī(-ə)l How to pronounce erewhile (audio) \
variants: or less commonly erewhiles \ er-​ˈ(h)wī(-​ə)lz How to pronounce erewhiles (audio) \

Definition of erewhile

archaic
: a while before : formerly

First Known Use of erewhile

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Erewhile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erewhile. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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