quotha
interjection Etymology: alteration of quoth he Date: 1519 archaic — used especially to express surprise or contempt

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  • Quotha — Quoth a (kw[=o]th [.a]), interj. [For quoth a, said he, a being corrupted from he.] Indeed; forsooth. [1913 Webster] To affront the blessed hillside drabs and thieves With mended morals, quotha, fine new lives ! Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quotha — [kwō′thə] interj. [altered < quoth he, used ironically] Archaic indeed: used, following the repetition of another s words, to express sarcasm or contempt …   English World dictionary

  • quotha — /kwoh theuh/, interj. Archaic. indeed! (used ironically or contemptuously in quoting another). [1510 20; from quoth a quoth he] * * * …   Universalium

  • quotha — interjection Indeed; forsooth …   Wiktionary

  • quotha — expression of surprise or contempt Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • quotha — interj. Indeed, forsooth …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • quotha — quoth•a [[t]ˈkwoʊ θə[/t]] interj. archaic indeed! (used ironically or contemptuously in quoting another) • Etymology: 1510–20; alter. of quoth he …   From formal English to slang

  • quotha — /ˈkwoʊθə/ (say kwohthuh) interjection Obsolete indeed! (used ironically or contemptuously in quoting another). {for quoth a quoth he} …   Australian English dictionary

  • quotha — ˈkwōthə interjection Etymology: alteration of quoth he archaic used to express surprise, contempt, or assertive self affirmation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Forthright's Forsoothery — Zounds! Whosoever shall gaze hither may find a trove of long lost words and betimes cry, Heyday! or Gramercy! No, seriously, though: This word list exemplifies forsoothery (sometimes also known as gadzookery ): archaic terms, especially as used… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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