Definitions for erstwhileˈɜrstˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
former; of times past:
(adv.)Archaic. formerly; erst.
Origin of erstwhile:
erstwhile(a), former(a), old, onetime(a), one-time(a), quondam(a), sometime(a)(adverb)
belonging to some prior time
"erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover"
once, formerly, at one time, erstwhile, erst(adverb)
at a previous time
"at one time he loved her"; "her erstwhile writing"; "she was a dancer once";
Formerly; in the past.
till then or now; heretofore; formerly
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