[ thangk-yoo-mam ]
/ ˈθæŋk yʊˌmæm /
a bump or depression in a road that jars a person riding over it.
Worldly Ways To Say “Thank You”Read more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
We Can Thank Alexander Hamilton For Giving Us These WordsSince Lin Manuel Miranda turned Hamilton from a mysterious face on our $10 bill to a household name, the impact this "bastard orphan" had on our modern lives has become increasingly apparent. Case in point: Many of the words and phrases used on a daily basis in America are thought to have originated with everyone's favorite "ten dollar founding father."
- thank god,
- thank one's lucky stars,
- thank you,
Origin of thank-you-ma'am
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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