'tween


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'tween

 (twēn)
prep.
Between.
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'tween

(twiːn)
contraction of
between
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'tween

(twin)

prep.
contraction of between.
[1250–1300; Middle English twene, aph. variant of atwene (see a-1) or betwene between]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.'tween - in between'tween - in between; "two houses with a tree between"
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References in classic literature ?
From the time they left me oi till they was 'tween decks, not wan av thim was more than dacintly dhrunk.
From babies who had but a week or two of life behind them, to crooked old men and women who seemed to have but a week or two of life before them; and from ploughmen bodily carrying out soil of England on their boots, to smiths taking away samples of its soot and smoke upon their skins; every age and occupation appeared to be crammed into the narrow compass of the 'tween decks.
-- Revlon Professional's Roux hair care and color brand has launched into mass market retailers with new, modern packaging and updated formulas for its classic Fanci-Full Mousse Instant Hair Color and 'Tween Time Instant Root Concealer.
Child star Ryzza Mae Dizon isn't getting any younger-in fact, she's already budding and blooming physically, and is being eased into a more 'tween' projection in the roles she's being given.
The study, Can Children's Literature Promote Healthy Lifestyles?, tested whether an age-appropriate novel can improve BMI as well as exercise and nutrition-related knowledge and behaviors in 'tween girls enrolled in a childhood obesity treatment program.
"'Tween Heaven and Hell" tells of Astra Q Phelps, a tweener--one who is both angel and devil.
In 2000, 'tween sensation Aaron Carter made waves with a bubblegum ode to getting his parents out of the house and throwing a party that gets out of control.
The survey on 'tween and teen dating relationships, conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU), explores how relationships among young adolescents are fueling high levels of dating violence and abuse.