atween

[ uh-tween ]
/ əˈtwin /
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preposition, adverb Dialect.


Nearby words

  1. atum,
  2. atv,
  3. atwain,
  4. atwater,
  5. atweel,
  6. atwitter,
  7. atwood,
  8. atwood's machine,
  9. atwood, margaret eleanor,
  10. atypical

Origin of atween

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

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British Dictionary definitions for atween

atween

/ (əˈtwiːn) /

preposition

an archaic or Scot word for between
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Word Origin and History for atween

atween

adv.

c.1400, from a- (1) + tween.

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