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ye2

 
part of speech: definite article
definition: the. Ye is a misreading of an old spelling of "the" in which the letter for the "th" sound looked like a "y." When stores today put "ye" on their signs, they do so in order to look old-fashioned.
The sign on the new store read "Ye Olde Gift Shoppe."