Definition of betwixt adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



adverb, preposition
BrE BrE//bɪˈtwɪkst//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈtwɪkst//
(literary or old use)
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  • Word OriginOld English betwēox, from be ‘by’ + a Germanic word related to two.Idioms (old-fashioned) in a middle position; neither one thing nor the other He found himself placed betwixt and between in the debate, agreeing with parts of each side’s arguments.
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