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

  • adv. Between.
  • idiom betwixt and between In an intermediate position; neither wholly one thing nor another.

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  • prep. Between, specifically between two objects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. In the space which separates; between.
  • prep. From one to another of; mutually affecting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adv. in the interval


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.


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The Honourable Mr. Tawnish

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Injury or threat never dwelt, or at least seemed not to dwell in his recollection, and he entered into the conversation which Durward presently commenced, just as if there had been no unkindly word betwixt them in the course of the morning.

    Quentin Durward


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  • There's nothin' two sticks betwixt can't fix.

    September 30, 2008

  • This is the same sort of word as amongst and amidst.

    October 11, 2007

  • betwixt and between

    June 21, 2007

  • I agree thoroughly.

    January 12, 2007

  • I love this word. It's so very literary and obscure. And it's silly.

    December 28, 2006

  • December 28, 2006