tother

pronoun or adjective

toth·​er ˈtə-t͟hər How to pronounce tother (audio)
variants or t'other
chiefly dialectal
: the other

Word History

Etymology

Middle English tother, alteration (resulting from misdivision of thet other the other, from thet the— from Old English thæt — + other) of other — more at that

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tother was in the 13th century

Cite this Entry

“Tother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tother. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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