Definition of merrythought in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛrɪθɔːt/


British dated
The wishbone of a bird.
Example sentences
  • The English heard of this superstition from the Romans and called their wishbones merrythoughts after the merry or happy wishes that most people desired.

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