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thank-you

[ thangk-yoo ]
/ ˈθæŋkˌyu /
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adjective
expressing one's gratitude or thanks: a thank-you note.
noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for thank-you

thank you

interjection, noun
a conventional expression of gratitude
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