[hwahylst, wahylst]
Chiefly British, while.

1325–75; Middle English whilest, equivalent to whiles + parasitic -t as in amongst, amidst

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whilst (waɪlst)
chiefly (Brit) while while while while another word for while
[C13: from whiles + -t as in amidst]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from while (q.v.) with adverbial gen. -s-, and excrescent -t- (as in amongst, amidst).
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Example sentences
Enjoy summer whilst it's here.
The works they created whilst on-site are now on show in an exhibition.
Lets value each other equally whilst we do different things.
Both issues, whilst frustrating, aren't game breaking.
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