noun quo·ta·tive \ˈkwō-tə-tiv\

Definition of QUOTATIVE

:  a function word used in informal contexts to introduce a quotation <“like” is a quotative in “He was like, ‘Oh, no! not again!’”>
quotative adjective

First Known Use of QUOTATIVE



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categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
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