prithee

[ prith-ee ]
/ ˈprɪð i /

interjection Archaic.

please: used to politely introduce a request or command: Prithee, let us come inside.

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Origin of prithee

First recorded in 1570–80; by shortening and alteration of (I) pray thee
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British Dictionary definitions for prithee

prithee
/ (ˈprɪðɪ) /

interjection

archaic pray thee; please

Word Origin for prithee

C16: shortened from I pray thee
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