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[thangk-yoo] /ˈθæŋkˌyu/
expressing one's gratitude or thanks:
a thank-you note.
an expression of thanks, as by saying “thank you”:
I never got so much as a thank-you for helping him.
Origin of thank-you
1785-95 for def 2; noun and adj. use of verb phrase thank you Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Well, which of 'em are you going to have for yourself, just by way of thank-you, Billy?

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions
  • He had said his "Good-bye and thank-you for all your kindness!"

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Kiss him, and say thank-you quickly, or there will be no story when you are in bed.

    Once Aboard The Lugger Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
  • She served him unwillingly and grabbed his occasional Trinkgelds with scarcely a thank-you.

    Villa Elsa Stuart Henry
  • She's not without romance—and I wouldn't give a thank-you for her if she were.

    Madame Flirt Charles E. Pearce

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