erstwhile Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite belonging to some prior time
old; quondam; onetime; sometime; one-time; former.
- erstwhile friend
- our former glory
- the once capital of the state
- her quondam lover
adverb at a previous time;
erst; at one time; formerly; once.
- at one time he loved her
- her erstwhile writing
- she was a dancer once
Till then or now; heretofore; formerly.Archaic