Prithee meaning

prĭth'ē, prĭth'ē
I pray thee; please.
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Prithee is defined as an archaic way to say please or I pray thee.

An example of the use of prithee as an interjection is in the following sentence, "Prithee, do not hurt her!"

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Used to express a polite request.
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(archaic) Short for "I pray thee", i.e. Please.

"What tidings send our scouts? I prithee, speak. " - Henry VI part 1, William Shakespeare.

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Origin of prithee

  • Alteration of (I) pray thee
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition