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Definition of "erstwhile" []

  • In the past; at a former time; formerly. (adverb)
  • Former: our erstwhile companions. (adjective)
  • Former; one-time (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Long ago; formerly (adverb)

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Use "erstwhile" in a sentence
  • "Quickly she called her erstwhile boyfriend Danny and warned him that the guy he found suspicious was now at another casino."
  • "I called my erstwhile visitor and told him I was going after them."
  • "Definition of 'erstwhile' - I thought it meant strong and steadfast, instead it means former."