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merrythought

[ mer-ee-thawt ]
/ ˈmɛr iˌθɔt /
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noun Chiefly British.
the wishbone or furcula of a fowl.
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Origin of merrythought

First recorded in 1600–10; so called from the custom of pulling the bone apart until it breaks, the person holding the longer (sometimes shorter) piece supposedly marrying first or being granted a wish at the time
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British Dictionary definitions for merrythought

merrythought
/ (ˈmɛrɪˌθɔːt) /

noun
British a less common word for wishbone
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