oftentimes

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from the Middle English oftentymes; equivalent to oftentime +‎ -s. Compare oftentime.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒf.ənˌtaɪmz/, /ˈɒf.tənˌtaɪmz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɔf.ənˌtaɪmz/, /ˈɔf.tənˌtaɪmz/
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Adverb[edit]

oftentimes (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US) Frequently
    • 1804, Robert Wissett, On the Cultivation and Preparation of Hemp:
      But because this is oftentimes dangerous, and much hurt hath been received thereby through casualty of fire, I advise the sticking four stakes into the earth, at least five feet above the ground []
  2. (chiefly US) Repeatedly
    I oftentimes find myself opening up the door for my cat only to realize she doesn't wanna go out at all.

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