From Middle English thos (“those”), alteration of tho pl (“the; those”), equivalent to tho (“the; those”) + -s (plural ending), partly by analogy with thes (“these”), whose final -s is original and not a plural ending. More at tho.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ðəʊz/
- (US) enPR: thōz, IPA(key): /ðoʊz/
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- Rhymes: -əʊz
- plural of
- 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose. And the queerer the cure for those ailings the bigger the attraction. A place like the Right Livers' Rest was bound to draw freaks, same as molasses draws flies.
- Those bolts go with these parts.
plural of that
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- plural of
- those who serve [those persons who serve]
- don't touch those [those objects over there]