thank you, Drake, for making it okay for rappers to talk about their feelings.
Taking the time to thank our federal, state, and local bureaucracies for all the joy they bring us every day.
Now that giving thanks to God no longer plays a prominent role in American civic life, Whom or What do we thank on thanksgiving?
Old English þancian "to give thanks," from Proto-Germanic *thankojan (cf. Old Saxon thancon, Old Norse þakka, Danish takke, Old Frisian thankia, Middle Dutch, German danken "to thank"), from *thankoz "thought, gratitude," from PIE root *tong- "to think, feel." For sense evolution, cf. related Old English noun þanc, þonc, originally "thought," but by c.1000 "good thoughts, gratitude." The whole group is from the same root as think (q.v.). In ironical use, "to blame," from 1550s. To thank (someone) for nothing is recorded from 1703. Related: Thanked; thanking.