Thank-you meaning

thăngkyo͝o
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An expression of gratitude or politeness, in response to something done or given.
interjection
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An expression of gratitude.

Said their thank-yous and departed.

noun
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Thank you is defined as an expression of gratitude used to show appreciation for something.

When someone does you a favor and you want to express your gratitude for what they have done, this is an example of a time when you would say thank you.

interjection
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noun
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The definition of a thank you is an act or expression of gratitude.

When you are grateful to someone for doing you a favor and you bake him a pie to show your appreciation, the pie is an example of a thank you.

noun
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(short for) I thank you: the usual expression of appreciation in use today.
interjection
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Alternative spelling of thank-you.
noun
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Origin of thank-you

  • Thank you is a shortened expression for I thank you; it is attested since c. 1400.

    From Wiktionary