interjection Archaic.

indeed! (used ironically or contemptuously in quoting another).

Origin of quotha

First recorded in 1510–20; from quoth a quoth he
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Examples from the Web for quotha

Historical Examples of quotha

  • T is King's, quotha; 'King will sell 't for his people if they will ha-have it.'

    Long Will

    Florence Converse

  • But I should never have a word to say against kermesses, quotha!

    Seven Frozen Sailors

    George Manville Fenn

  • He would call it a very bold figure of speech: figure of speech, quotha!

  • Are they not as well equipped as any fleet that ever sailed out of England, quotha?

    The Golden Galleon

    Robert Leighton

  • The regulars were forced to obey; not so the ladies—they would go when they pleased, quotha!

British Dictionary definitions for quotha



archaic an expression of mild sarcasm, used in picking up a word or phrase used by someone elseArt thou mad? Mad, quotha! I am more sane than thou

Word Origin for quotha

C16: from quoth a quoth he
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