One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used with contemptuous, ironic, or sarcastic force after repeating words said by someone else: ‘he said?’, ‘she said?’; (hence) ‘indeed!’.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Rastell (c1475–1536), lawyer and printer. From quoth + a, variant of he.
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