- says (used to convey informality or a speaker’s lack of education): Hey, who sez I wanna go?
Origin of sez
First recorded in 1840–45
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Examples from the Web for sez
Similarly, Obama now leads in California, New York, and Illinois by 20 or more, sez HuffPo pollster.The Gallup Mystery and Other Matters
October 27, 2012
And sez he, "That is suthin' that we Methodist men can't stand."Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 5.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
"Religion hain't to be found in drum-sticks," sez he bitterly.
Sez I, "One hain't no more necessary than the other in my opinion."
Sez I, "I'd be honorable about it if I wuz in your place, and own up."
And then he sez, "Miss Minkley is a-comin', too, and the Elder."