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.

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Pronoun[edit]

tother

  1. (now dialectal) Other. Most often used after the.
    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.

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

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