[ uh-tween ]

preposition, adverbDialect.

Origin of atween

1350–1400; Middle English atwen, probably on the model of other synonymous pairs, as afore, before, etc.; see a-1, between

Words Nearby atween Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use atween in a sentence

  • Well, now, mebbe thet's so, but if it is ther's a deal of difference atween ther cousins.

    The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives | Elizabeth Strong Worthington
  • I found 'im in the devil's own hole, an' any man as comes atween me an' him must look out fur 'imself forever arter.

    Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland
  • I sh'll take care o' the little woman, and atween you an' I, Parson, it's about the best thing as a man can do.

    Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland
  • I drink to our better friendship, hoping that a little horse-flesh may leave no heart-burnings atween us.

    The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper
  • There have been scrimmages atween one or two of their outlyers and myself; but that is neither here nor there.

    The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for atween


/ (əˈtwiːn) /

  1. an archaic or Scot word for between

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