thanks
noun plural Etymology: plural of Middle English thank, from Old English thanc thought, gratitude; akin to Old High German dank gratitude, Latin tongēre to know Date: before 12th century 1. kindly or grateful thoughts ; gratitude 2. an expression of gratitude <
return thanks before the meal
>
— often used in an utterance containing no verb and serving as a courteous and somewhat informal expression of gratitude <
many thanks
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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