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adverb meanwhile pronunciation in American English /ˈminˌwaɪl/meanwhile pronunciation in American English /ˈminˌhwaɪl/
  1. 1
    from now until a time or event in the future

    The hurricane will reach the island this evening. Meanwhile, residents are being evacuated.

  2. 2
    at the same time

    He accepted money from investors and was meanwhile spending it on luxury cruises.

  3. 3
    used for emphasizing the difference between two situations

    You throw food away, and meanwhile children are starving all over the world.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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