Definition of whilst in English:


Line breaks: whilst
Pronunciation: /wʌɪlst

conjunction& adverb

chiefly British
More 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.

Definition of whilst in: