twitten

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Etymology[edit]

Corruption of betwixt and between.

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Noun[edit]

twitten (plural twittens)

  1. (Sussex) a narrow path between two walls or hedges, especially on hills. For example, small passageways leading between two buildings to courtyards, streets, or open areas behind.
    • 1892: "A Peep Into the Past": Brighton in the Olden Time, with Glances at the Present by John George Bishop
      Separated from the Brewery by the narrow twitten running into Ship-street was "THE CRICKETERS"
    • 2015 If Then by Matthew De Abaitua
      On her rounds, she preferred to walk around Lewes via the twittens, the steep high-walled alleyways that ran betwixt and between the old buildings of the town.

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  • For semantic relationships of this term, see alley in the Thesaurus.

References[edit]

  • Parish, William Douglas. A dictionary of the Sussex dialect and collection of provincialisms in use in the county of Sussex (1875). [1]