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thankee

[thang-kee] /ˈθæŋ ki/
interjection, Chiefly Dialect
1.
thank you.
Origin of thankee
1815-1825
1815-25; by alteration
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  • "No, thankee," answers the other, diving his hands further into his coat-tails.

    Tom Brown at Rugby Thomas Hughes
  • thankee; but, as the wice-chairman says, 'we'll take it as read,' so we will.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • "thankee, granny," yawned Pat M'Gowan, as he shuffled off to bed.

  • "thankee, miss; you're very kind for your size, I'm sure," said he gratefully.

    The Road to Oz L. Frank Baum
  • thankee, said Tom, a little grimly, and then the talk lapsed between them again.

    Within the Capes Howard Pyle
  • So I said “thankee” to the postman, and I kept on the watch.

  • "thankee, master," the man said, as he rose to his feet and stretched himself.

    Jim Davis John Masefield
  • thankee, sir, said the groom, touching his hat with the finger that held the whip.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • We assured them that we were much pleased, for which they returned their "thankee, massa."

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society
  • Pretty well, thankee, master; I was just going to call up at your place.

    Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Joseph Grimaldi

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