whiles

[ hwahylz, wahylz ]
/ ʰwaɪlz, waɪlz /

adverb

Chiefly Scot. at times.
Obsolete. in the meantime.

conjunction

Archaic. while.

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Origin of whiles

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at while, -s1
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British Dictionary definitions for whiles

whiles
/ (waɪlz, Scottish hwəɪlz) archaic, or dialect /

adverb

at times; occasionally

conjunction

while; whilst
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