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or t'oth·er

adjective, pronoun Older Use.
  1. that other; the other.
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Origin of tother

1175–1225; Middle English the tother for thet other, variant of that other the other; see that, other
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Historical Examples of tother

  • I took in a cat for company 'tother day, but the critter's run away.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • I read in the papers 'tother day that America needed every man.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • While he drank, tother returnd, With all my Heart; and pledgd him.

  • "How happy could I be with either, were 'tother dear charmer away," laughed Dick.

  • In case he delays a while longer, we sends him tother thumb.

British Dictionary definitions for tother



adjective, noun
  1. archaic, or dialect the other
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Word Origin for tother

C13 the tother, by mistaken division from thet other (thet, from Old English thæt, neuter of the 1)
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Word Origin and History for tother

"the other," early 13c., þe toþer, from faulty separation of þet oþer "that other;" simple use of tother in place of the other is attested by 1580s.

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