Definition of methinks in US English:



[no object]humorous, archaic
  • It seems to me.

    ‘life has been rather hard on her, methinks’
    with clause ‘methought you knew all about it’
    • ‘My parents' generation, methinks, largely failed to see the value in life without money.’
    • ‘In which case methinks we should utilize this peculiar soothsaying ability for more capitalistic means than mere survival.’
    • ‘He seems to have risen to the occasion fairly well, methinks.’
    • ‘But methinks also that the left has already made up its mind.’
    • ‘But the inclusion of quizzes was unnecessary, methinks.’


Old English mē thyncth, from mē ‘to me’ + thyncth ‘it seems’ (from thyncan ‘seem’, related to think).