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EtymologyEdit

Origin: 1915–1920, after naysayer, from yea + say +‎ -er, equivalent to yeasay +‎ -er. First recorded use: 1920.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈjeɪ.ˌseɪ.ə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈjeɪ.ˌseɪ.ɚ/
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  • Hyphenation: yea‧say‧er

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yeasayer (plural yeasayers)

  1. One whose attitude is positive, optimistic, confidently affirmative.
  2. (derogatory) One who habitually agrees uncritically.

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