Umwhile meaning

(obsolete except dialectally, chiefly Scotland) Erstwhile; late; former.
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(obsolete except dialectally, chiefly Scotland) Formerly; late; whilom.
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Origin of umwhile

  • From Middle English umwhile, umwhyle, umbewhile, from the phrase umbe while (literally “at times, at some time”). More at umbe, while.

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