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tother

or t'other

[tuhth -er] /ˈtʌð ər/
adjective, pronoun, Older Use.
1.
that other; the other.
Origin of tother
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English the tother for thet other, variant of that other the other; see that, other
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  • In that case, it will take all and that ere watch which I persoom is tied to tother end of the chain dangling in front.

  • I took in a cat for company 'tother day, but the critter's run away.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Then I found myself fallin down on tother side, an that cotton bale tumblin after me.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • I read in the papers 'tother day that America needed every man.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • "How happy could I be with either, were 'tother dear charmer away," laughed Dick.

  • While he drank, tother returnd, With all my Heart; and pledgd him.

  • Took in three quarts 'tother day, an' I held up the hull corps on the strength of it.

    On Guard Upton Sinclair
  • Faith, Madam, one may beare any mans children, tother must beare no mans.

    The Fatal Dowry Philip Massinger
  • An, gents, to this day we cant tell ef it was which or tother ez wuz blasted out.

    The Crest of the Continent Ernest Ingersoll
  • I wish Richmond Hill were tother side the world, she said, and we to ride there!

    Dust Julian Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for tother

tother

/ˈtʌðə/
adjective, noun
1.
(archaic or dialect) the other
Word Origin
C13 the tother, by mistaken division from thet other (thet, from Old English thæt, neuter of the1)
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Word Origin and History for tother

"the other," early 13c., þe toþer, from faulty separation of þet oþer "that other;" simple use of tother in place of the other is attested by 1580s.

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