whilst

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

Definition of whilst

chiefly British
: while

Examples of whilst in a Sentence

  1. I like to get my knitting done whilst watching the telly.

  2. whilst a good worker, he's not a very good manager

Origin and Etymology of whilst

Middle English whilest, alteration of whiles

whilst Synonyms

Synonyms
as, so long as, while, when [chiefly British]
Related Words
but, if
Near Antonyms
after


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