Main meanings of tither in English

: tither1tither2

tither1

Pronunciation /ˈtʌɪðə/

noun

  • A person who pays tithes.

    In early use frequently with preceding qualifying adjective, as false, small, true, etc.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From tithe + -er.

Main meanings of tither in English

: tither1tither2

tither2

Pronunciation /ˈtɪðə/

noun

informal
  • A state of nervous excitement, agitation, or anxiety. Chiefly in (all) in a tither, (all) of a tither.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Black and White. Origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of dither.