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thank-you

[thangk-yoo] /ˈθæŋkˌyu/
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 of thank-you
1785-1795
1785-95 for def 2; noun and adj. use of verb phrase thank you
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  • He dropped these new gifts at her feet and ran away without even waiting for her thank-you.

    A Chinese Wonder Book Norman Hinsdale Pitman
  • Well, which of 'em are you going to have for yourself, just by way of thank-you, Billy?

    A Case in Camera Oliver Onions
  • He first wrote courteous, carefully worded "thank-you" letters to the president, vice-president, and department head.

    Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins
  • He had said his "Good-bye and thank-you for all your kindness!"

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Kiss him, and say thank-you quickly, or there will be no story when you are in bed.

    Once Aboard The Lugger Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson

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