Tho in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is tho a Scrabble word?

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Is tho a Scrabble UK word?

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You can make 5 words from 'tho' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'tho'


2 letters words from 'tho'

HO 5OH 5
TO 2 

All 3 letters words made out of tho

tho hto toh oth hot oht

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Definitions and meaning of tho



  • (when stressed)
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ðəʊ/
    • (US) IPA(key): /ðoʊ/
    • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • (when unstressed)
    • (West Country) IPA(key): /ðə/
    • Homophone: the

Etymology 1

From Middle English tho, tha, from Old English þā pl (the, those), from Proto-Germanic *þai (those), from Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (that). Cognate with Saterland Frisian do pl (the).



  1. (obsolete, West Country) The (plural form); those.
    • (Can we date this quote by Reginald Pecock and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Three trowings or opinions be causes and grounds of many and of well nigh all the errors which many of the lay party hold, and by which holding they unjustly and overmuch wite and blame the clergy and all heir (their) other neighbors of the lay side, which not hold tho same errors accordingly with hem (them), and therefore it is much need for to first give business to unroot and overturn tho three trowings, holdings, or opinions, before the improving of other; sithen if tho three be sufficiently improved, that is to say, if it be sufficiently proved that tho three be nought and untrue and bad, all the other untrue opinions and holdings built upon hem or upon any of hem must needs thereby take heir fall, and lack it whereby they might in any color or seeming be maintained, held, and supported.
    • (Can we date this quote by Alexander Scott and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Tho stalwart knights.



  1. (obsolete) Those; they.

Etymology 2

From Middle English tho, tha, from Old English þā (then, when), from Proto-Germanic *þa- (that), from Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (that). See also German da (then, thereupon).


tho (not comparable)

  1. (now dialectal) Then; thereupon.
    • 1481, William Caxton, The History Reynard the Foxː
      Tho went I near and found Master Reynard, that had left that he first read and sang, and began to play his old play.
    • 1579, Edmund Spenser, The Shepheardes Calenderː Januaryeː
      Tho to a hill his faynting flocke he ledde.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.2:
      Tho, her avizing of the vertues rare / Which thereof spoken were, she gan againe / Her to bethink of that mote to her selfe pertaine.
    • 1642, Henry More, Song Soulː
      Tho I gan closely on his person look.



  1. (dialectal) When.

Etymology 3

American English; alteration of though. Compare tho'.


tho (not comparable)

  1. (informal, chiefly US) Alternative spelling of though


  • -oth, HOT, OTH, hot, o'th', oth

Crimean Gothic


From Proto-Germanic *sa, *sō, *þat.



  1. the
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq
      omnibus vero dictionibus praeponebat articulum tho aut the
      but to all utterances one prefixes the article tho or the

Usage notes

While it is likely that Crimean Gothic retained grammatical gender, de Busbecq's letter does not mention which articles are used with which words, making it impossible to reconstruct their gender.

Old Saxon



  1. then



  • IPA(key): /θoː/


tho (not comparable)

  1. though, however




  1. Aspirate mutation of to.

  • the property of certain gels of becoming fluid when agitated and of reverting back to a gel when left to stand.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)