Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express surprise or gratitude.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Great thanks; many thanks: used interjectionally to express thankfulness, sometimes mingled with surprise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection A word formerly used to express thankfulness, with surprise; many thanks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection archaic Thanks; many thanks; an expression of gratitude.
  • interjection archaic Used as an exclamation expressing surprise or sudden strong feelings.
  • noun archaic Thanks.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English gramerci, from Old French grand merci : grand, great; see grand + merci, thanks; see mercy.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English gramerci, from Old French grant merci “great thanks.”

Examples

  • But Wamba, looking on the stirring combat which followed, would shout with an excitement untinged by envy of their distinguished rôles, even untinged by disillusion in the face of the fact that Ivanhoe had revealed to him a few minutes before that he thought the "gramercy" of his speech referred to the park on which he lived.

    Ivanhoe and the German Measles

  • I heard gramercy tavern is great of course but how is it post-Chef Tom Colicchio?

    Carlsbad Aquafarm - An Oyster Purveyor

  • Will we be visited by the baseball furies, the gramercy riffs or the turnbull ac's on tall bikes.

    Let's Get Cultural: Cycling Causes Importance

  • I have purchased these mini gramercy classics in the past, which have been great for 'on the go' reading.

    Beautiful Classic Books

  • I have purchased these mini gramercy classics in the past, which have been great for 'on the go' reading.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • If every action, which is good or evil in man at ripe years, were to be under pittance and prescription and compulsion, what were virtue but a name, what praise could be then due to well-doing, what gramercy to be sober, just, or continent?

    Areopagitica

  • If every action, which is good or evil in man at ripe years, were to be under pittance and prescription and compulsion, what were virtue but a name, what praise could be then due to well-doing, what gramercy to be sober, just, or continent?

    Areopagitica

  • And I contango can take off my dudud dirtynine articles of quoting here in Pynix Park be-fore those in heaven to provost myself, by gramercy of justness,

    Finnegans Wake

  • But, gramercy, what of those Godpossibled souls that we nightly impossibilise, which is the sin against the Holy Ghost, Very God,

    Ulysses

  • Gawaine, gramercy; also I pray to God that he send you honour and worship.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table

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