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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Archaic Used to express surprise or sarcasm, after quoting the word or phrase of another.

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  • interj. Indeed; forsooth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interj. Indeed; forsooth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Forsooth! indeed! originally a parenthetical phrase used in repeating the words of another with more or less contempt or disdain.

Etymologies

Alteration of quoth he.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Used to express surprise or sarcasm, after quoting the word or phrase used by someone else.

    May 12, 2008

  • Learning, quotha! a mere composition of tricks and mischief.
    Goldsmith, She Stoops, I

    January 8, 2007