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

  • n. One who is confidently affirmative in attitude.
  • n. One who uncritically agrees.


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  • And the tramp asks himself as he lies full length on the earth and looks up at the stars -- are you a yea-sayer?

    A Tramp's Sketches

  • 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'.

    Davos Newbies


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