Hello Sparkle Writers, today’s word is erstwhile. We are almost sure you have heard this word before, but you may not know what it means
Whether or not you’ve heard it before or you are not sure what it means, we’d talk about it.
Why else do we have word of the day, if not to help with new words?
Erstwhile means formerly.
It’s as simple as that. Don’t be fooled by the grammar
Here are a few words that mean the same thing as erstwhile: old, past, sometime, late, then, ex.
Let’s use this word in a few sentences
What had erstwhile been acres of wetland was eventually developed into a thriving residential neighborhood.
Seun was an erstwhile member of the dance club before becoming the director.
Now go ahead and use the word properly.
One thought on “#WordOfTheDay – Let us learn what erstwhile means”
Thank you for this post, it’s always good to learn. I thought I’d never “erstwhile” used before, but when I read it in context it turns out I had heard it.