The definition of whilom is something former, or that once was.adjective
- An example of something whilom is a friend that you were close to in middle school.
- An example of something whilom is a job that you once had.
Origin: ME whilum < OE hwilum, dat. pl. of hwil, while
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Origin: Middle English, at times, from Old English hwīlum, dative pl. of hwīl, time, while; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.