thou Definition

archaic second person singular pronoun, used when addressing one person.

Using thou: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "thou" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Thou art my beloved son.

  • Example

    How canst thou be so cruel?

  • Example

    What wilt thou have me to do?

Origins of thou

from Old English 'thū'


Summary: thou in Brief

The word 'thou' [ðaʊ] is an archaic second person singular pronoun used when addressing one person. It is not commonly used in modern English but can be found in literature and historical documents.

How do native speakers use this expression?