Definition of betwixt in English:


preposition & adverb

  • archaic term for between
    • ‘We all know about pheromones, the chemicals that supposedly float betwixt us carrying certain messages, such as sexual availability.’
    • ‘‘So let me get this straight,’ said I, squeezing the bridge of my nose betwixt two fingers.’
    • ‘I hope that the following conversation betwixt some of my neighbours underscores my proposed scheme.’
    • ‘I start from the premise that it is betwixt materiality and language that the dancing body is produced.’
    • ‘Having ridden the old bike over 20 years and 10,000 miles I didn't even have to think when and how to change gear and could slalom betwixt taxi and bus with graceful and flowing curves.’


Old English betwēox, from be ‘by’ + a Germanic word related to two.