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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

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

Origin of fifth

First recorded before 1000; earlier fift, Middle English fifte, Old English fīfta; -th by analogy with fourth, etc.
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Word Origin for fifth

Old English fīfta
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