thank-you

[thangk-yoo]
adjective
1.
expressing one's gratitude or thanks: a thank-you note.
noun
2.
an expression of thanks, as by saying “thank you”: I never got so much as a thank-you for helping him.

Origin:
1785–95 for def 2; noun and adj. use of verb phrase thank you

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