Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Erstwhile"

The meaning of "Erstwhile" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does erstwhile cowboy mean?
A: "Erstwhile" means "former." an erstwhile cowboy used to be a cowboy but isn't anymore.

Example sentences using "Erstwhile"

Q: Please show me example sentences with erstwhile .
A: We don't use that word. Like ever.
Try using former instead.

His former rivals

My former teacher from 5th grade.

Synonyms of "Erstwhile" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between erstwhile and before ?
A: erstwhile = MUY antigua y formal. no la usa nadie en 'vida real'.
significa 'anterior'.
My erstwhile girlfriend was nasty, my new one is much nicer.

before = antes, es muy común.
The girlfriend I had before was nasty, my new one is much nicer.
Q: What is the difference between erstwhile and former ?
A: I'd agree with , I've never heard the word "erstwhile" before so you'd sound quite weird using it when speaking (except in maybe a very formal setting), but in writing it'd sound much more natural

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