Word of the Day – Thew

By July 7, 2017Word of the Day

Thew (noun)


Muscular strength

Old English thēaw ‘usage, custom’, (plural) ‘manner of behaving’, of unknown origin. The sense ‘good bodily proportions, muscular development’ arose in Middle English.

Example sentences

“He was more thew than thought if you know what I mean!”

“Memories aren’t known to be particularly veridical.”

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