[ sey-erz, sairz ]

  1. Dorothy L(eigh), 1893–1957, English novelist, essayist, and dramatist: creator of the Lord Peter Wimsey detectve stories.

  2. Gale Eugene, 1943–2020, U.S. football player.

Words Nearby Sayers Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Sayers in a sentence

  • He had known poor Sayers—a most distinguished soldier, but brave to rashness.

    Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan
  • During the War she had been fond of going first to one and then to another of the fashionable sooth-Sayers.

    What Timmy Did | Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • The bull-dog tenacity and splendid condition of Sayers were proof against these violent shocks.

  • What kind of generosity prevented Sayers from closing the other during the pause, is difficult to conjecture.

  • Each time Sayers struck him and ducked, Heenan made a swoop with his long arms, and at last he caught his enemy.

British Dictionary definitions for Sayers


/ (ˈseɪəz) /

  1. Dorothy L (eigh). 1893–1957, English detective-story writer

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