[ thurz-dey, -dee ]
/ ˈθɜrz deɪ, -di /


the fifth day of the week, following Wednesday. Abbreviation: Th., Thur., Thurs.

Origin of Thursday

before 950; Middle English; Old English Thursdæg < Old Danish Thūrsdagr literally, Thor's day; replacing Old English Thunres dæg; cognate with Dutch donderdag, German Donnerstag (all representing Gmc translation of Late Latin diēs Jovis). See Thor, thunder, day Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈθɜːzdɪ, -deɪ) /


the fifth day of the week; fourth day of the working week

Word Origin for Thursday

Old English Thursdæg, literally: Thor's day; related to Old High German Donares tag; see Thor, thunder, day
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