- 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
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Examples from the Web for in-between
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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
A grizzly may be a blond, or a brunette, or one of half a dozen in-between shades.The Grizzly
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As we did go along, in-between times I did look looks at Jenny Strong.
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.
- intermediatehe's at the in-between stage, neither a child nor an adult
- an intermediate person or thing
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