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[tahy-th er] /ˈtaɪ ðər/
a person who gives or pays tithes, as to a church.
a person who advocates payment of tithes.
a person who collects tithes.
Origin of tither
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at tithe, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The birkie doesna stand in need o' cash; for he gies saxpence to this ane, and a shillin to the tither ane, for gangin errans.

  • The valley is dark eneuch, but there's licht on the tither side.

    Morag Janet Milne Rae
  • Ye see, Mr. Ericson, I cud see as muckle o' ye almost, the tae way as the tither.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • There's mair honour an' generosity ahint the tane than the tither.

  • The wife's ae dochter and the man's ae cow, the taen's ne'er weel and the tither's ne'er fu'.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Can He no shift it frae the tae airm to the tither, but the bairn maun girn?

    The Elect Lady George MacDonald
  • I'll jist be aboot i' the nicht—maybe a stane's-cast frae the door, maybe the tither side o' the Horn.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Neither the tane nor the tither: she never said a word to me, but that they were gaun to the west country to see their friends.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • The plain fact is just this; that I dinna care a rap for you the tane gate or the tither (the one way or the other).

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine
  • The tae thing taen wi the tither, I haena had an ill time ot.

Word Origin and History for tither

late 14c., agent noun from tithe (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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