Plural: winkwhiles

A time interval as short as a wink of an eye; moment.


I pull my heels out of the house for a winkwhile, and disasterment bewaits here... (Context: Grandma Estela complains in her archaic language that after she left the apartment for a short while, everything has turned into chaos because the others could not take proper care of the household. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

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Julion Okram's Word Explainer is a concise dictionary of uncommon, less standard and expert words appearing in mystery thrillers and science fiction adventures. It contains little-known or fictional geographical names, scientific terms, slang, professional jargons, archaisms, dialects, neologisms, composite expressions, etc⋅. Find word definitions, alternative meanings, occasional notes about etymology and stems, and story-related contextual remarks. The entire vocabulary is searchable online. Readers wishing to go offline or have a printed reference at hand can download this full glossary as a wordbook in PDF format.