- (I) pray thee.
Origin of prithee
First recorded in 1570–80; by shortening and alteration
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for prithee
Prithee, Mr. Sancho, let's have no more of those insipid proverbs.The Politician Out-Witted
Prithee, how else shall we make our roads and plant our trees?Dreamers of the Ghetto
Prithee, allow us to feast our eyes on so glorious a sign of thy valiantness!Clare Avery
Emily Sarah Holt
Where now prithee is divine Eryx, thy master of fruitless fame?The Aeneid of Virgil
Prithee did he fall up the steps or down the steps, Uncle Dick?The Honourable Mr. Tawnish
- archaic pray thee; please
C16: shortened from I pray thee
Word Origin and History for prithee
1570s, altered from phrase (I) pray thee (14c.; see pray).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper