prithee

[ prith-ee ]
/ ˈprɪð i /
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interjection Archaic.

(I) pray thee.

Nearby words

  1. prissie,
  2. prissy,
  3. pristine,
  4. pritchett,
  5. pritchett, v. s.,
  6. prithivi,
  7. prittle-prattle,
  8. prius,
  9. priv.,
  10. priv. pr.

Origin of prithee

First recorded in 1570–80; by shortening and alteration

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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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Word Origin and History for prithee

prithee

1570s, altered from phrase (I) pray thee (14c.; see pray).

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