tother

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from the incorrect division of thet other (the/that other). Compare Scots tither; English tone. More at that, other.

Pronoun[edit]

tother

  1. (now UK dialectal) Other.
    an' they left one'n the sarvant gals as well for comp'ny for the housekeeper, but the tother sarvant gals they took wid 'em. — The Robber and the Housekeeper.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Originally preceded by the. The spelling t'other arose from the misconception of being a contraction of the other.

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