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soothsayer

[ sooth-sey-er ]
/ ˈsuθˌseɪ ər /
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noun

a person who professes to foretell events.

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Origin of soothsayer

First recorded in 1300–50, soothsayer is from the Middle English word sothseyere, sothseyer. See sooth, say1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for soothsayer

soothsayer
/ (ˈsuːθˌseɪə) /

noun

a seer or prophet
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