Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection Indeed; forsooth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection archaic Indeed; forsooth.

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of quoth he.]

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  • Learning, quotha! a mere composition of tricks and mischief.

    Goldsmith, She Stoops, I

    January 8, 2007

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

    May 12, 2008

  • He's had a few over his quota.

    The shy one’s become a loud boaster,

    Now letting his drinking

    Do most of his thinking.

    His "friends of great influence," quotha!

    March 30, 2015