Definition of quoth
: said —used chiefly in the first and third persons with a postpositive subject
Origin and Etymology of quoth
Middle English, past of quethen to say, from Old English cwethan; akin to Old High German quedan to say
First Known Use: before 12th century
QUOTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quoth for English Language Learners
—used to mean “said” in phrases like quoth I, quoth he, etc.
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