whilst

conjunction
\ ˈhwī(-ə)lst, ˈwī(-ə)lst\

Definition of whilst

chiefly British
: while

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Synonyms for whilst

Synonyms

as, so long as, when, while

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Examples of whilst in a Sentence

I like to get my knitting done whilst watching the telly. whilst a good worker, he's not a very good manager

First Known Use of whilst

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whilst

Middle English whilest, alteration of whiles

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Dictionary Entries near whilst

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whillywha

whilom

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whim

whimbrel

whim gin

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The first known use of whilst was in the 14th century

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