Definition of prithee in English:

prithee

Syllabification: prith·ee
Pronunciation: /ˈpriT͟Hē
 
/

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.

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