whilst

[ hwahylst, wahylst ]
/ ʰwaɪlst, waɪlst /

conjunction

Chiefly British. while.

Origin of whilst

1325–75; Middle English whilest, equivalent to whiles + parasitic -t as in amongst, amidst
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whilst

/ (waɪlst) /

conjunction


Word Origin for whilst

C13: from whiles + -t as in amidst
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