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  1. expressing one's gratitude or thanks: a thank-you note.
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  1. an expression of thanks, as by saying “thank you”: I never got so much as a thank-you for helping him.
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Origin of thank-you

1785–95 for def 2; noun and adj. use of verb phrase thank you
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Related Words for thank-you

thanks, comment, inscription, remark, journal, memorandum, summary, diary, letter, commentary, message, missive, scratch, dispatch, scrawl, calendar, gloss, mark, epistle, reminder

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  • Well, which of 'em are you going to have for yourself, just by way of thank-you, Billy?

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions

  • He had said his "Good-bye and thank-you for all your kindness!"

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo

  • Kiss him, and say thank-you quickly, or there will be no story when you are in bed.

    Once Aboard The Lugger

    Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson

  • She served him unwillingly and grabbed his occasional Trinkgelds with scarcely a thank-you.

    Villa Elsa

    Stuart Henry

  • She's not without romance—and I wouldn't give a thank-you for her if she were.

    Madame Flirt

    Charles E. Pearce