Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting one saying to anything yea and forsooth, which latter was not a phrase of genteel society.

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  • adjective archaic Pertaining to or indicative of one who says yea and forsooth; not belonging to genteel society.

Etymologies

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From yea +‎ forsooth.

Examples

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  • My brother lives near a town called Yea so he says that a fair bit. If only I can get him to say forsooth.

    May 8, 2018