Definitions for erstwhileˈɜrstˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

erst•whileˈɜrstˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl(adj.)

  1. former; of times past:

    erstwhile friends.

  2. (adv.)Archaic. formerly; erst.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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";


  1. erstwhile(Adverb)

    Formerly; in the past.

  2. erstwhile(Adjective)

    Former, previous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erstwhile(adverb)

    till then or now; heretofore; formerly

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