Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & preposition Between.
  • idiom (betwixt and between) In an intermediate position; neither wholly one thing nor another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Between; in the space that separates; in intermediate relation to as regards time, quantity, or degree; passing between; from one to another, etc., in most of the uses of between (which see).
  • Synonyms See comparison under among.
  • Between, in either space or time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • preposition In the space which separates; between.
  • preposition From one to another of; mutually affecting.
  • preposition [Colloq.] in a midway position; so-so; neither one thing nor the other.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • preposition Between, specifically between two objects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in the interval

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English bitwixt, from Old English betwix; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Old English betwēox.

Examples

  • However, I hope to catch up on a few posts today and sometime next week (in betwixt mixing down the next podcast and all the crap that's been keeping me busy lately).

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  • However, I hope to catch up on a few posts today and sometime next week (in betwixt mixing down the next podcast and all the crap that's been keeping me busy lately).

    April 28th, 2009

  • So thus it was, in the dusk of the evening, that we came into Tonbridge Town, with never a word betwixt us -- myself silent from sheer amazement, the Captain for reasons of his own, Sir Harry Raikes for very obvious causes, but mostly

    The Honourable Mr. Tawnish

  • But now cometh my dear lady to stand beside me, to steal her hand into mine, and never a word betwixt us for a while.

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure

  • Marvellous quick was he and nimble save for his tongue, he being less given to talk even than I, so that I have known us march by the hour together and never a word betwixt us.

    Martin Conisby's Vengeance

  • And here she turned her back fairly upon us and crossed to the window, while we looked at one another but with never a word betwixt us; wherefore she presently went on again.

    The Honourable Mr. Tawnish

  • After this we went on side by side and never a word betwixt us until we had reached that pleasant champain country where flowed the river shaded by goodly trees, in whose branches fluttered birds of a plumage marvellously coloured and diverse, and beneath which bloomed flowers as vivid; insomuch that my lady brake forth ever and anon into little soft cries of delighted wonder.

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure

  • Thus rode they, and with never a word betwixt them, deep and deeper into the wild until the moon was down and darkness shut them in; wherefore

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn

  • At last I turned my haggard, burning eyes upon her murderers -- four of them there were and all staring into those cruel, black waters below and not a word betwixt them.

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure

  • Whereupon, Bentley yielding to my humour, we rode on with never a word betwixt us.

    The Honourable Mr. Tawnish

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