- Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. between.
- betwixt and between, neither the one nor the other; in a middle or unresolved position: Not wanting to side with either her father or her mother, she was betwixt and between.
Origin of betwixt
Examples from the Web for betwixt
I disremember just how fur that last stop is from the Crick, but I think it's betwixt 25 and 30 mile.Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)
Why should a couetous man be called poore, what affinitie is betwixt them twoo?Shakespeare Jest-Books;
“There is all the difference that is betwixt Heaven and earth,” answered Mr Tremayne.
“There is no manner of likeness, Blanche, betwixt this creature and Don John,” she urged.
Then, what bond is there betwixt thee and this lad's brother Jacques?Standish of Standish
Jane G. Austin
- archaic another word for between
- betwixt and between in an intermediate, indecisive, or middle position
Word Origin and History for betwixt
Old English betweox "between, among, amidst, meanwhile," from bi- "by" (see be-) + tweox "for two," from Proto-Germanic *twa "two" + *-isk "-ish." With parasitic -t that first appeared in Old English and became general after c.1500.