toth·​er | \ˈtə-t͟hər \
variants: or t'other

Definition of tother 

chiefly dialectal

: the other

First Known Use of tother

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tother

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

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