The man already has offers from 43 bidders and the highest bid currently is AUD 1,025 and there are still three days left.
Seller "sweatyman" said: "I am selling the word 'The'.
Sweatyman lists the item as "a versatile word that can be used in literally thousands of sentences," 'Metro' reported.
"Ideal for any situation, this fun-loving item fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, wallet, or purse," he said.
"Handwritten with blue ballpoint pen, on a torn piece of Reflex A4 paper, this versatile word can be used in literally thousands of sentences.
"For example: 'The dogs have escaped again'; 'I will buy some meat from the local deli.'; What's the time'" he wrote on eBay.