- to foretell events; predict.
Origin of soothsay
First recorded in 1600–10; back formation from soothsayer
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Related Words for soothsayforeshadow, signify, foretell, presage, portend, foresee, envision, conclude, anticipate, forecast, call, think, forebode, augur, calculate, gauge, determine, estimate, prefigure, prophesy
Examples from the Web for soothsay
Historical Examples of 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
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Word Origin and History for soothsay
c.1600, back-formation from soothsayer. As a noun from 1540s.
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