say-so

[ sey-soh ]
/ ˈseɪˌsoʊ /

noun, plural say-sos.

one's personal statement or assertion.
final authority; directing influence.
an authoritative statement.

Nearby words

  1. say the word,
  2. say uncle,
  3. say's law,
  4. say, jean baptiste,
  5. say, thomas,
  6. sayable,
  7. sayan mountains,
  8. saybolt universal seconds,
  9. saye,
  10. sayers

Origin of say-so

First recorded in 1630–40; orig., one's mere word on a matter, as opposed to proof

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British Dictionary definitions for say-so

say-so

noun informal

an arbitrary assertion
an authoritative decision
the authority to make a final decision
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