Definition of methinks in English:

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Pronunciation: /miˈTHiNGks/

verb (past methought /miˈTHôt/)

[no object] archaic or humorous
It seems to me: life has been rather hard on her, methinks [with clause]: methought you knew all about it
More example sentences
  • In which case methinks we should utilize this peculiar soothsaying ability for more capitalistic means than mere survival.
  • He seems to have risen to the occasion fairly well, methinks.
  • But the inclusion of quizzes was unnecessary, methinks.


Old English mē thyncth, from 'to me' + thyncth 'it seems' (from thyncan 'seem', related to, but distinct from, think).

Words that rhyme with methinks

jinks, jinx, lynx, minx, sphinx

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Syllabification: me·thinks

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