through-other

[ throo-uhth-er ]

adjectiveChiefly Scot.

Origin of through-other

1
First recorded in 1590–1600
  • Also through-ith·er [throo-ith-er] /ˈθruˌɪð ər/ .

Words Nearby through-other

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How to use through-other in a sentence

  • There were tired, untidy women, overrun by circumstances, with that look about them which the Scotch call "through-other."

    The Next of Kin | Nellie L. McClung

British Dictionary definitions for through-other

through-other

adjectiveScot
  1. untidy or dishevelled

  2. mixed up; in disorder

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