erewhile

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adverb ere·while \er-ˈ(h)wī(-ə)l\

Definition of erewhile

archaic

  1. :  a while before :  formerly

13th Century

First Known Use of erewhile

13th century

Variants of erewhile

less commonly

erewhiles

play \-ˈ(h)wī(-ə)lz\

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