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or t'other

[tuhth -er] /ˈtʌð ər/
adjective, pronoun, Older Use.
that other; the other.
Origin of tother
1175-1225; Middle English the tother for thet other, variant of that other the other; see that, other Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for tother
Historical Examples
  • I took in a cat for company 'tother day, but the critter's run away.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I read in the papers 'tother day that America needed every man.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • While he drank, tother returnd, With all my Heart; and pledgd him.

  • "How happy could I be with either, were 'tother dear charmer away," laughed Dick.

  • In case he delays a while longer, we sends him tother thumb.

    Frank Merriwell's Triumph Burt L. Standish
  • Faith, Madam, one may beare any mans children, tother must beare no mans.

    The Fatal Dowry Philip Massinger
  • I wish Richmond Hill were tother side the world, she said, and we to ride there!

    Dust Julian Hawthorne
  • But what say you, master, shall we have tother pot before we part?

    Old Country Inns of England Henry P. Maskell
  • They all lookt-up, and one did not see it, nor the tother did not see it.

  • And tother spittes in and uppon their faces with whome he talkes.

    A Renaissance Courtesy-book Giovanni Della Casa
British Dictionary definitions for tother


adjective, noun
(archaic or dialect) the other
Word Origin
C13 the tother, by mistaken division from thet other (thet, from Old English thæt, neuter of the1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for tother

"the other," early 13c., þe toþer, from faulty separation of þet oþer "that other;" simple use of tother in place of the other is attested by 1580s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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