1 of 2


in some classifications
: a genus that is now usually considered a subgenus of Canis and that includes the Asiatic and African jackals and sometimes the American coyotes


2 of 2

plural of tho

Word History



New Latin, from Latin, jackal, from Greek thōs; akin to Latin faunus faun

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Thos

Cite this Entry

“Thos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!