Definition of whilst in English:

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Pronunciation: /wʌɪlst/

conjunction& relative adverb

chiefly British
Example sentences
  • The worst of it though, is the attention I get whilst running on the streets of London.
  • In my infinite wisdom I decided to fill the holes in myself whilst Gary was working.
  • Being in a rush to get out this evening we sat Tommy at the table whilst we were eating and all had a civilised meal.


Late Middle English: from whiles + -t as in against.

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