Definition of quoth in English:


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Pronunciation: /kwəʊθ


[with direct speech] archaic or humorous
Said (used only in first and third person singular before the subject): ‘Ah,’ quoth he, as soon as the bike started, ‘a blown cylinder head gasket.’
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  • Any port in a storm, quoth the sailors, even if it's a Port-O-Potty.
  • Merriam-Webster online doth quoth: ‘A geek used to be a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake.’
  • As a result, it saddens me to have to resort to this, but ‘desperate times require desperate measures for measure’, quoth The Bard, or someone else a bit like him who's equally famous.


Middle English: past tense of obsolete quethe 'say, declare', of Germanic origin.

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