Definition of betwixt and between in English:

betwixt and between


  • Not fully or properly either of two things.

    ‘the book seems betwixt and between—neither tall tale nor American history’
    • ‘A lot of my records are betwixt and between styles, and I kind of like that.’
    • ‘In terms of immigration, the president is somewhat betwixt and between.’
    • ‘It ends up being a little bit betwixt and between.’
    • ‘The chapter on clients and servitors is a bit of a weak link: the subjects are betwixt and between, and the account does little more than reproduce representative inventories which invite tedium.’
    • ‘Gone were those wide house-lined avenues and those maze-like tunnels betwixt and between them.’
    • ‘They seem firmly wedged between denial and anger - a betwixt and between state producing a sort of militant ridiculousness.’
    • ‘Expectations are rising now, and people are kind of caught betwixt and between.’
    • ‘In the course of my time here, I have found myself betwixt and between these two notions of education - public celebration or performance, on one hand, and private experience, on the other.’
    • ‘Are you confident, or are you betwixt and between?’
    • ‘It is another film this summer that is stuck betwixt and between.’
    in abeyance, pending, ongoing, in the air, up in the air, open, still open, hanging fire, in the balance
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betwixt and between

/bɪˌtwɪkst (ə)n(d) bɪˈtwiːn/