American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who is confidently affirmative in attitude.
- n. One who uncritically agrees.
“And the tramp asks himself as he lies full length on the earth and looks up at the stars -- are you a yea-sayer?”
“This negative attitude received its answer in the work of that yea-sayer, W.E. Henley.”
“Kraus quotes some yea-sayer to the effect that Zweig with his novellas had conquered all the languages of the world, and adds two words of his own: 'except one'.”
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