Definitions

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  • adj. second, in ordinal numbers higher than "twentieth"

Etymologies

From two +‎ -th. Compare Dutch tweede ("second"), German zweite ("second"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • US columnist Larry Levy has a piece on two-player games headed The twoth, the whole twoth, and nothing but the twoth.

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  • This is twoth in the sense of 'second', rhyming with tooth; not the combination of twee and Goth, rhyming with moth.

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  • I don't think this use of twoth is especially frequent, but it exists.

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  • We find such expressions as 'the twoth-complement number'.

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  • You note that twoth is used in mathematics and computing, and you mention the terms nth and zeroth.

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  • I've just done a quick search and found chapter the twoth, the twoth of July, part the twoth, and many more, as well as quite a wide range of jocular expressions relying upon it.

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  • I wonder whether adding the -th comes more easily to scientists/technicians, as in 'a thirty-twoth of an inch'?

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  • I can recall playing with this word as a child, and saying such things as twenty-oneth and twenty-twoth.

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  • A correspondent writes to say she heard someone say 'a thirty-twoth of an inch' rather than the expected 'thirty-second', and wonders whether I know this usage, as it's the first time she's encountered it.

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  • "I've sewed the hundred and twoth," Rebecca Mary whispered.

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