soothsay

[sooth-sey]

verb (used without object), sooth·said, sooth·say·ing.

to foretell events; predict.

Nearby words

  1. soothfast,
  2. soothfastly,
  3. soothing,
  4. soothingly,
  5. soothly,
  6. soothsayer,
  7. soothsaying,
  8. sooty,
  9. sooty blotch,
  10. sooty grouse

Origin of soothsay

First recorded in 1600–10; back formation from soothsayer

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British Dictionary definitions for soothsay

soothsay

verb -says, -saying or -said

(intr) to predict the future
Derived Formssoothsaying, noun

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Word Origin and History for soothsay

soothsay

v.

c.1600, back-formation from soothsayer. As a noun from 1540s.

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