pronoun \ˈtha\

—used as a singular form of “you” when it is the subject of a verb

Full Definition of THOU

:  the one addressed <thou shalt have no other gods before me — Exodus 20:3(Authorized Version)> —used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language and by Friends as the universal form of address to one person — compare thee, thine, thy, ye, you

Origin of THOU

Middle English, from Old English thū; akin to Old High German thou, Latin tu, Greek sy
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with THOU


transitive verb

Definition of THOU

:  to address as thou

First Known Use of THOU

15th century


noun \ˈtha\

: a thousand dollars

plural thou

Full Definition of THOU

:  a thousand of something (as dollars) <paid 25 thou for the car>

Examples of THOU

  1. She earns more than a hundred thou a year.

Origin of THOU

short for thousand
First Known Use: 1867
THOU Defined for Kids


pronoun \ˈtha\

Definition of THOU for Kids

:  you <“But can thou do a true enchantment?” — Jon Scieszka, Knights of the Kitchen Table> Hint:Thou is a very old word that still appears in books and sayings from long ago. People also use it to imitate that old way of speaking.


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