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[thang-kee] /ˈθæŋ ki/
interjection, Chiefly Dialect.
thank you.
Origin of thankee
First recorded in 1815-25; by alteration Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • thankee; but, as the wice-chairman says, 'we'll take it as read,' so we will.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • "thankee, miss; you're very kind for your size, I'm sure," said he gratefully.

    The Road to Oz L. Frank Baum
  • Why, thankee, I've been aching for just a good old coffin-nail.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • So I said “thankee” to the postman, and I kept on the watch.

  • No more of it for me, thankee, Fagin, replied Mr. Chitling; Ive had enough.

  • thankee, sir, said the groom, touching his hat with the finger that held the whip.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • Pretty well, thankee, master; I was just going to call up at your place.

    Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Joseph Grimaldi
  • "thankee, master," the man said, as he rose to his feet and stretched himself.

    Jim Davis John Masefield
  • "thankee, sir," continued the bo's'n's mate, oblivious to the sarcasm.

    Woven with the Ship Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • "thankee, granny," yawned Pat M'Gowan, as he shuffled off to bed.

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