thorough-stitch

1 of 2

adverb

archaic
: all the way through
obliged to go thorough-stitch with itBernard Mandeville

thorough-stitch

2 of 2

adjective

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variants or thorough-stitched
ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗
archaic
: thoroughgoing
his book may properly be considered … a thorough-stitched digest and regular instituteLaurence Sterne

Word History

Etymology

Adverb

probably from the phrase thorough stitch from thorough entry 2 + stitch, noun

Adjective

thorough-stitch from thorough-stitch; thorough-stitched from thorough-stitch entry 1 + -ed

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“Thorough-stitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thorough-stitch. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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