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betwixt Line breaks: be|twixt
Pronunciation: /bɪˈtwɪkst/

Definition of betwixt in English:

preposition& adverb

archaic term for between.
Example sentences
  • Having ridden the old bike over 20 years and 10,000 miles I didn't even have to think when and how to change gear and could slalom betwixt taxi and bus with graceful and flowing curves.
  • We all know about pheromones, the chemicals that supposedly float betwixt us carrying certain messages, such as sexual availability.
  • I hope that the following conversation betwixt some of my neighbours underscores my proposed scheme.


betwixt and between
Pronunciation: /bɪˌtwɪkst (ə)n bɪˈtwiːn/
informal Not fully or properly either of two things: the book seems betwixt and between—neither tall tale nor American history
More example sentences
  • Expectations are rising now, and people are kind of caught betwixt and between.
  • Are you confident, or are you betwixt and between?
  • In terms of immigration, the president is somewhat betwixt and between.


Old English betwēox, from be 'by' + a Germanic word related to two.

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