thew


thew

noun \ˈthü, ˈthyü\

Definition of THEW

1
a :  muscular power or development
b :  strength, vitality
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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