prithee

interjection

prith·​ee ˈpri-t͟hē How to pronounce prithee (audio) -thē How to pronounce prithee (audio)
archaic
used to express a wish or request

Word History

Etymology

alteration of (I) pray thee

First Known Use

circa 1560, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prithee was circa 1560

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Cite this Entry

“Prithee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prithee. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

prithee

interjection
prith·​ee ˈprit͟h-ē How to pronounce prithee (audio) ˈprith- How to pronounce prithee (audio)
archaic
used to express a wish or request
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