Definition of "thou" []

  • Used to indicate the one being addressed, especially in a literary, liturgical, or devotional context. (pronoun)
  • Slang A thousand, especially of dollars. (noun)
  • Refers to the person addressed: used mainly in familiar address or to a younger person or inferior (pronoun)

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  • Refers to God when addressed in prayer, etc (pronoun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "thou" in a sentence
  • ""How shouldst thou so utterly desert me, Zorzi -- _thou_, and my people whom I love!""
  • "Tell me now, thou of the gray head, of what art _thou_ thinking? '"
  • "With a wild cry she broke from him, and as bitter tears ran down her cheek, she said, "O Kephalos, Kephalos, why hast thou done thus? all my love was thine, and _thou_ hast drawn me into evil deeds.""