[tahy-th er]


a person who gives or pays tithes, as to a church.
a person who advocates payment of tithes.
a person who collects tithes.

Origin of tither

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at tithe, -er1
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Examples from the Web for tither

Historical Examples of tither

  • The valley is dark eneuch, but there's licht on the tither side.


    Janet Milne Rae

  • There's mair honour an' generosity ahint the tane than the tither.

  • Can He no shift it frae the tae airm to the tither, but the bairn maun girn?

    The Elect Lady

    George MacDonald

  • Neither the tane nor the tither: she never said a word to me, but that they were gaun to the west country to see their friends.


    Mrs. Oliphant

  • Ye see, Mr. Ericson, I cud see as muckle o' ye almost, the tae way as the tither.

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

Word Origin and History for tither

late 14c., agent noun from tithe (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper