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in-between

[in-bi-tween]
noun Also in-be·tween·er.
  1. a person or thing that is between two extremes, two contrasting conditions, etc.: yeses, noes, and in-betweens; a tournament for professional, amateur, and in-between.
  2. a person who handles the intermediary steps, as in a manufacturing or sales process.
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adjective
  1. being between one thing, condition, etc., and another: a coat for in-between weather.
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Origin of in-between

First recorded in 1805–15
Related formsin-be·tween·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for in-between

Contemporary Examples of in-between

Historical Examples of in-between

  • Choosing an in-between for the benefit of this servant whom she knew to be English, she produced it.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • A grizzly may be a blond, or a brunette, or one of half a dozen in-between shades.

    The Grizzly

    Enos A. Mills

  • As we did go along, in-between times I did look looks at Jenny Strong.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • And so too with the inhabitants of the red, yellow, and in-between regions.

  • In-between times all day at school I did print messages for them on gray leaves I did gather on the way to school.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley


British Dictionary definitions for in-between

in-between

adjective
  1. intermediatehe's at the in-between stage, neither a child nor an adult
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noun
  1. an intermediate person or thing
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