[ mi-thingks ]

verb (impersonal);past me·thought [mi-thawt]. /mɪˈθɔt/. Archaic.
  1. it seems to me.

Origin of methinks

First recorded before 900; Middle English me thinketh, Old English me thyncth; see origin at me, think2, -s2

Words Nearby methinks Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use methinks in a sentence

  • My knowledge of war is not great,” said the man, who was quite a youth, “but methinks it is like to improve now.

    The Norsemen in the West | R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for methinks


/ (mɪˈθɪŋks) /

verbpast methought
  1. (tr; takes a clause as object) archaic it seems to me

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