whath

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

what +‎ -th.

Noun[edit]

whath

  1. (nonstandard) Which ordinal number.
    Thanksgiving is on the whath of November this year?

Usage notes[edit]

Although easily understood, this construction is rarely used even in informal speech.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1884, Selections from the Satires of Juvenal: To which is Added the Fifth Satire of Persius, page 144, Eldredge & Brother
    Macleane explains himself very well when he says that Whath part?” would express quota pars, if we could coin an interrogative adjective after the analogy of the seventh part, eighth, etc.
  • 1996 March, Constantin Dumitrescu and V. Seleacu, The Smarandache Function, page 111, Erhus University Press
    Namely, for whath triplets...of positive integers the Smarandache function verifies a Fibonacci-like equality
  • 1996 September 4, Jim Farrell, “Blue eyes cryin' in the rain”, bit.listserv.words-l, Usenet
    It'sometimes [sic.] amusing, sometimes, well, just majestic, especially King George the whath, E. Rex's father.