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fifth

[ fifth or, often, fith ]
/ fɪfθ or, often, fɪθ /
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adjective
adverb
in the fifth place; fifthly.
noun
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Idioms about fifth

    take the Fifth, Informal. to decline on the basis of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to answer a question when testifying.

Origin of fifth

before 1000; earlier fift,Middle English fifte,Old English fīfta; -th by analogy with fourth, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for fifth

Word Origin for fifth

Old English fīfta
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Medical definitions for fifth

fifth
[ fĭfth ]

adj.
Coming after fourth, as in order, rank, or time.
Being the outermost digit, as on a hand.

Other words from fifth

fifth n.
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