verb, past tense

ˈkwōth How to pronounce quoth (audio)
 also  ˈkōth
: said entry 1
used chiefly in the first and third persons with a postpositive subject

Word History


Middle English, past of quethen to say, from Old English cwethan; akin to Old High German quedan to say

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quoth was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near quoth

Cite this Entry

“Quoth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quoth. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


verb past
: said
used chiefly in the first and third persons and placed before the subject
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