Definitions

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

  • n. An expression of gratitude: said their thank-yous and departed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An expression of gratitude.
  • n. That expresses thanks.

Etymologies

thank you (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet on the right, he still somehow stands accused both of writing the President the kind of "love letters" most of us refer to as thank-you notes and of showing disloyalty to his country by "plotting" to run against that same President while in a position to undermine him on the world stage.

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  • An equally enthusiastic thank-you to my editor, Jen Klonsky, for making this a better book, and for being so much fun to work with.

    Haven

  • As a thank-you, the company sent me two tickets to opening night of Madama Butterfly.

    Skipping a Beat

  • I recorded them with the Flip Video that Cheryl Cole had given each Pea as a thank-you present.

    Fallin’ Up

  • Finally, I have saved the biggest thank-you till last because she deserves special mention: Nanny—you have been the greatest support system in my life.

    Fallin’ Up

  • Mimicking Nanny, I said a prayer that night—a big thank-you to God and Our Lady of Guadalupe.

    Fallin’ Up

  • The other day, as I crafted a handwritten thank-you note to someone who'd invited me to give a speech, I considered how sad it would be if, in the future, no one ever received a note written by hand.

    Rae Pica: Should We Teach Handwriting in the Digital Age?

  • Your reviews actually make me want to jump-start into buying them, thank-you!

    Seconds

  • (Note to self: Send another thank-you note to my meticulous surgeons.)

    Carla Seaquist: A Trek Through Cancer

  • Rolly and Kate have submitted their visions/creations - thank-you!

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