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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of thole, from Middle English tholen, tholien, from Old English þolian ‎(to bear; endure). Cognate with Scots thoil. More at thole.

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VerbEdit

thoil ‎(third-person singular simple present thoils, present participle thoiling, simple past and past participle thoiled)

  1. (Yorkshire) To be able to justify the expense of a purchase.
    I loved those red shoes but I couldn't thoil it in addition to the new dress I'd bought.
    • 1996, Transactions of the Yorkshire Dialect Society
      But yon poor widder-woman, strugglin' along on a bit of a pension, 'ad nowt left but two coppers - but sh' thoiled it, an' put it in, all t' same!

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NounEdit

thoil

  1. Lenited form of toil.
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