Chiefly Dial. the (or that) other
Origin of totherMiddle English the tother, by faulty division of thet other, that other
Origin of totherFrom Middle English the tother, alteration of thet other, that other : thet, the (from Old English thæt; see that) + other, other; see other.
- (now UK dialectal) Other.
- an' they left one'n the sarvant gals as well for comp'ny for the housekeeper, but the tother sarvant gals they took wid 'em. "” The Robber and the Housekeeper.
- Originally preceded by the. The spelling t'other arose from the misconception of being a contraction of the other.