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[bih-tween-hwahylz, -wahylz]
  1. betweentimes.
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Origin of betweenwhiles

First recorded in 1760–70; between + whiles
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for betweenwhiles

Historical Examples

  • Betweenwhiles he was rubbing his tender nose, carefully and lovingly.

    The Princess Elopes

    Harold MacGrath

  • Betweenwhiles he was wondering if Val did, after all, understand.

    Lonesome Land

    B. M. Bower

  • And betweenwhiles, the unfeatured darkness would redouble and the whole ear of night appear to be gloating on her steps.

  • Betweenwhiles he scowled over the plantation account-books, made rough estimates, added and balanced, and scowled the harder.


    Jack London

  • Do thou harness whichever I fling thee, and betweenwhiles protect the team.