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tother

or t'other

[tuhth -er] /ˈtʌð ər/
adjective, pronoun, Older Use.
1.
that other; the other.
Origin of tother
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English the tother for thet other, variant of that other the other; see that, other
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  • 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

tother

/ˈtʌðə/
adjective, noun
1.
(archaic or dialect) the other
Word Origin
C13 the tother, by mistaken division from thet other (thet, from Old English thæt, neuter of the1)
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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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