- an informal, simplified spelling of through.
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Examples from the Web for thru
Thru the GOP convention, the "customers" were the rabid right activist base of his own party.Romney's Ironic Sense of Salesmanship
October 5, 2012
Thru his marriage to you, thru all that I've done for him, he has become my friend.Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit)
I've a-seen 'tis sperrit cumin' thru 'is body, as yu might zay.A Bit O' Love (Fourth Series Plays)
We got thru, but some of our boys had to bayonet a few Germans to make them be good.Over the top with the 25th
As a result, page numbers 301 thru 305 do not appear in this e-text.Louis Philippe
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Thru the years some who have cared for the buildings stood out.The Kirk on Rutgers Farm
- (adverb, adjective) mainly US a variant spelling of through
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Word Origin and History for thru
by 1839, altered (simplified) spelling of through.
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