Definition of erewhile in English:

erewhile

adverb

archaic
  • A while before; some time ago.

    ‘my eyes, erewhile fixed on the arch, were now attracted to the semicircle of chairs’
    • ‘I saw the Marquis, who had time erewhile to swill at Forli with less drought.’
    • ‘Did you find what I sang erewhile so hard to follow?’

Origin

Middle English: from ere + while.

Pronunciation

erewhile

/ɛːˈwʌɪl/