[ in-bi-tween ]
/ ˌɪn bɪˈtwin /

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.


being between one thing, condition, etc., and another: a coat for in-between weather.

Origin of in-between

First recorded in 1805–15

Related forms

in-be·tween·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for inbetweenness



intermediatehe's at the in-between stage, neither a child nor an adult


an intermediate person or thing
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