- to foretell events; predict.
Origin of soothsay
First recorded in 1600–10; back formation from soothsayer
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Examples from the Web for soothsay
Thou must be wealthy and art bountiful, so it is worth while to soothsay for thee.The Pharaoh and the Priest
- (intr) to predict the future
Word Origin and History for soothsay
c.1600, back-formation from soothsayer. As a noun from 1540s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper