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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In that case, it will take all and that ere watch which I persoom is tied to tother end of the chain dangling in front.

  • I took in a cat for company 'tother day, but the critter's run away.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Then I found myself fallin down on tother side, an that cotton bale tumblin after me.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • I read in the papers 'tother day that America needed every man.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • "How happy could I be with either, were 'tother dear charmer away," laughed Dick.

  • While he drank, tother returnd, With all my Heart; and pledgd him.

  • Took in three quarts 'tother day, an' I held up the hull corps on the strength of it.

    On Guard Upton Sinclair
  • Faith, Madam, one may beare any mans children, tother must beare no mans.

    The Fatal Dowry Philip Massinger
  • An, gents, to this day we cant tell ef it was which or tother ez wuz blasted out.

    The Crest of the Continent Ernest Ingersoll
  • I wish Richmond Hill were tother side the world, she said, and we to ride there!

    Dust Julian Hawthorne
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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