what say you

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Middle English what say ye, what say ȝe.

PhraseEdit

what say you

  1. (now formal) What is your opinion? What do you say?
    • 1653, Izaak Walton, The Complete Angler: or The Contemplative Man's Recreation‎, p. 60:
      But what say you now? there is a Trout now, and a good one too, if I can but hold him; and two or three turns more will tire him.
    • 1823, James Fenimore Cooper, The Pioneers, Chapter 1:
      "What say you, my friend," cried the traveller, turning pleasantly to Natty`s companion; "shall we toss up this dollar for the honor, and you keep the silver if you lose; what say you, friend?"