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Word of the Day 04/18/20 Erstwhile

Erstwhile (adjective, adverb)
erstwhile [ urst-hwahyl, -wahyl ]


adjective
1. former; of times past: erstwhile friends.

adverb
2. Archaic. formerly; erst.

WORDS RELATED TO ERSTWHILE
once, bygone, late, old, one-time, past, preceding, previous, sometime, quondam, ex

SYNONYMS
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1. past, bygone, previous.

ANTONYMS
1. current, present.

Origin: First recorded in 1560–70; erst + while

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