yea-sayer

noun
yea-say·​er | \ ˈyā-ˌsā-ər How to pronounce yea-sayer (audio) , -ˌser \

Definition of yea-sayer

1 : one whose attitude is that of confident affirmation
2 : yes-man

First Known Use of yea-sayer

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Yea-sayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yea-sayer. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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