Word of the Day – Quoth

By April 17, 2018Word of the Day

Quoth (verb) (archaic) (humorous)


Said (used only in first and third person singular before the subject)

Middle English: past tense of obsolete quethe ‘say, declare’, of Germanic origin.

Example sentences

“Any port in a storm, quoth the sailors.”

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