Definition of prithee in English:

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prithee

Pronunciation: /ˈprɪðiː/

exclamation

archaic
Please (used to convey a polite request): prithee, Jack, answer me honestly
More example sentences
  • What, prithee, is this all about?
  • Give thou me, I prithee, a break, forsooth.
  • Another boy across the room read the line of the Duke, ‘Ay; prithee, sing.‘

Origin

Late 16th century: abbreviation of I pray thee.

Words that rhyme with prithee

smithy, withy

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: pri|thee

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