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plural -s
dialectal, British
: a rower's bench


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dialectal English variant of thought

Word History



Middle English thofte, from Old English; akin to Middle Low German ducht rower's bench, Old High German dofta, Old Norse thopta rower's bench, and probably to Lithuanian tupėti to squat, crouch

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“Thoft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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