- The definition of whilom is something former, or that once was.
- 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.
whilom definition by Webster's New World
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Archaic at one time; formerly
Origin: Middle English whilum ; from Old English hwilum, dative plural of hwil, while
formerly such; former: their whilom friends
whilom definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Having once been; former: the whilom editor in chief.adverb Archaic
At a past time; formerly.
Origin: Middle English, at times, from Old English hwīlum, dative pl. of hwīl, time, while; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.