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in-between

[ in-bi-tween ]
/ ˌɪn bɪˈtwin /
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noun Also in-be·tween·er.
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.
a person who handles the intermediary steps, as in a manufacturing or sales process.
adjective
being between one thing, condition, etc., and another: a coat for in-between weather.
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Origin of in-between

First recorded in1805–15

OTHER WORDS FROM in-between

in-be·tween·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for in-between

in-between

adjective
intermediatehe's at the in-between stage, neither a child nor an adult
noun
an intermediate person or thing
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Other Idioms and Phrases with in-between

in between

In an intermediate situation, as in My roommates disagreed and I was caught in between. [Late 1500s]

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