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whilst

[ wahylst, hwahylst ]
/ waɪlst, ʰwaɪlst /
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conjunction
Chiefly British. while.
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Origin of whilst

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English whilest, equivalent to whiles + excrescent -t as in amongst, amidst
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British Dictionary definitions for whilst

whilst
/ (waɪlst) /

conjunction

Word Origin for whilst

C13: from whiles + -t as in amidst
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