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tother

or t'oth·er

[tuhth-er]
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adjective, pronoun Older Use.
  1. 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
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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.


British Dictionary definitions for tother

tother

t'other

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 the 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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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