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[gruh-mur-see] /grəˈmɜr si/
Archaic. (used as an exclamation expressing surprise or sudden strong feeling.)
Obsolete, thanks.
Origin of gramercy
1300-50; Middle English gramerci, grantmerci < Old French grand merci great thanks. See grand, mercy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "gramercy for thy courtesy good my Valiant," replied Winslow in the same tone.

    Standish of Standish Jane G. Austin
  • gramercy cousin, but methinks that is a question I well might settle for myself.

    Standish of Standish Jane G. Austin
  • He is quite an old man now, yet he may be found in the card-room of the gramercy nearly every evening.

    Eleven Possible Cases Frank R. Stockton
  • They conned the nice gradations of tint in the spring foliage of gramercy Park.

    Pipefuls Christopher Morley
  • Murder in gramercy Park was a novelty which no one aware of its sedateness could comfortably resist.

British Dictionary definitions for gramercy


interjection (archaic)
many thanks
an expression of surprise, wonder, etc
Word Origin
C13: from Old French grand merci great thanks
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for gramercy

exclamation of thanks or surprise, c.1300, from Old French grant-merci "great thanks."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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