thoo

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Preposition[edit]

thoo (nonstandard)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of through.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

thoo

  1. (Orkney) Thou; singular informal form of you.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Historically also used north of the Humber-Lume line in (Northern) England, but now rare there.

Anagrams[edit]


Scots[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

thoo (objective case thee, vocative thee, possessive determiner thee)

  1. (Orkney) Alternative form of thou
    Thoo kens whit hid's like wi a hooseful o folk
    You know what it's like with a houseful of people

Usage notes[edit]

  • thoo is used to address a friend, a family member or someone younger.

Further reading[edit]

  • Flaws, Margaret; Lamb, Gregor (1996) The Orkney Dictionary, Kirkwall, Orkney: Orkney Language and Culture Group, published 2001, →ISBN