betwixt

[ bih-twikst ]
/ bɪˈtwɪkst /

preposition, adverb

Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. between.

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Idioms for 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 and between

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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Idioms and Phrases with betwixt and between

betwixt and between

Undecided, midway between two alternatives, neither here nor there. For example, I'm betwixt and between canceling my trip entirely or just postponing it, or Jane is betwixt and between about accepting the offer. The adverb betwixt, originally meaning “by two,” is seldom heard except in this expression, first recorded in 1832.

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