adjective Chiefly Scot.

Also through-ith·er [throo-ith-er] /ˈθruˌɪð ər/.

Origin of through-other

First recorded in 1590–1600 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for through-other

Historical Examples of through-other

  • 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


adjective Scot

untidy or dishevelled
mixed up; in disorder
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