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thew

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noun \ˈthü, ˈthyü\

Definition of thew

  1. 1a :  muscular power or developmentb :  strength, vitality

  2. 2 :  muscle, sinew —usually used in plural



Examples of thew

  1. <a prizefighter of unparalleled thew in the boxing world>



Origin of thew

Middle English, personal quality, virtue, from Old English thēaw; akin to Old High German thau custom


First Known Use: 15th century


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