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Definition of thank you exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    thank you

     exclamation
    exclamation
    BrE BrE//ˈθæŋk juː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθæŋk juː//
     
    see also thanks
     
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  1. 1  used to show that you are grateful to somebody for something they have done thank you (for something) Thank you for your letter. thank you (for doing something) Thank you very much for sending the photos.
  2. 2  a polite way of accepting something that somebody has offered you ‘Would you like some help with that?’ ‘Oh, thank you.’
  3. 3  no thank you a polite way of refusing something that somebody has offered you ‘Would you like some more cake?’ ‘No thank you.’
  4. 4used at the end of a sentence to tell somebody firmly that you do not need their help or advice ‘Shall I do that?’ ‘I can do it myself, thank you.’
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: thank you