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gramercy

[gruh-mur-see] /grəˈmɜr si/
interjection
1.
Archaic. (used as an exclamation expressing surprise or sudden strong feeling.)
noun
2.
Obsolete. thanks.
Origin of gramercy
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English gramerci, grantmerci < Old French grand merci great thanks. See grand, mercy
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  • gramercy cousin, but methinks that is a question I well might settle for myself.

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin
  • They conned the nice gradations of tint in the spring foliage of gramercy Park.

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    Christopher Morley
  • For the rest, if this mummery humbles Lord Warwick, gramercy!

    The Last Of The Barons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • His house at gramercy Park was the scene of a splendid hospitality.

  • The crayon-sketch never saw the daylight in gramercy Square.

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British Dictionary definitions for gramercy

gramercy

/ɡrəˈmɜːsɪ/
interjection (archaic)
1.
many thanks
2.
an expression of surprise, wonder, etc
Word Origin
C13: from Old French grand merci great thanks
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Word Origin and History for gramercy

exclamation of thanks or surprise, c.1300, from Old French grant-merci "great thanks."

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