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[in-bi-tween] /ˌɪn bɪˈtwin/
noun, Also, in-betweener
a person or thing that is between two extremes, two contrasting conditions, etc.:
yeses, noes, and in-betweens; a tournament for professional, amateur, and in-between.
a person who handles the intermediary steps, as in a manufacturing or sales process.
being between one thing, condition, etc., and another:
a coat for in-between weather.
Origin of in-between
First recorded in 1805-15
Related forms
in-betweenness, noun Unabridged
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  • Choosing an in-between for the benefit of this servant whom she knew to be English, she produced it.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • A grizzly may be a blond, or a brunette, or one of half a dozen in-between shades.

    The Grizzly Enos A. Mills
  • As we did go along, in-between times I did look looks at Jenny Strong.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • And so too with the inhabitants of the red, yellow, and in-between regions.

  • in-between times all day at school I did print messages for them on gray leaves I did gather on the way to school.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
British Dictionary definitions for in-between


intermediate: he's at the in-between stage, neither a child nor an adult
an intermediate person or thing
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