thanky

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Interjection[edit]

thanky

  1. Eye dialect spelling of thank you, representing African American Vernacular English.
    • 1937, Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Harper Perennial (2000), page 143:
      Thanky Ma’am. Ah hates dat woman lak poison. Keep her from round dis house. Her look lak uh white woman!