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betwixt

[ bih-twikst ]
/ bɪˈtwɪkst /
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preposition, adverb
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. between.
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Idioms about betwixt

    betwixt and between, neither the one nor the other; in a middle or unresolved position: Not wanting to side with either her father or her mother, she was betwixt and between.

Origin of betwixt

before 950; Middle English betwix,Old English betwix, betweox, equivalent to be-be- + tweox, cognate with Old High German zwiski two each; akin to German zwischen between (preposition)
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British Dictionary definitions for betwixt

betwixt
/ (bɪˈtwɪkst) /

preposition, adverb
archaic another word for between
betwixt and between in an intermediate, indecisive, or middle position

Word Origin for betwixt

Old English betwix; related to Old High German zwiski two each
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