pray tell

Definition of pray tell

old-fashioned
used for emphasis to demand an answer when asking someone for a reason, explanation, etc.
  • Why should I trust them, pray tell?
  • What were you doing, pray tell?

Word by Word Definitions

pray play
  1. : entreat, implore

  2. : to get or bring by praying

  3. : to make a request in a humble manner

tell play
  1. : to relate in detail : narrate

  2. : to give utterance to : say

  3. : to make known : divulge, reveal

  1. : an inadvertent behavior or mannerism that betrays a poker player's true thoughts, intentions, or emotions

  1. : hill, mound


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