Main meanings of yea-saying in English

: yea-saying1yea-saying2

yea-saying1

Pronunciation /ˈjeɪseɪɪŋ/

noun

  • 1The action of saying ‘yea’ to something; (hence) assent, agreement; positive response or reaction.

  • 2Social Sciences
    The tendency of a participant in a survey or experiment to habitually agree with statements or respond affirmatively to questions.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Morris (1834–1896), designer, author, and visionary socialist. From yea-say + -ing, originally after nay-saying.

Main meanings of yea-saying in English

: yea-saying1yea-saying2

yea-saying2

Pronunciation /ˈjeɪseɪɪŋ/

adjective

  • 1Characterized by a positive, confident outlook; that is a yea-sayer.

  • 2Social Sciences
    That tends to agree with statements or respond affirmatively to questions in a survey or experiment; characterized by such responses.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Salt Lake Tribune. From yea-say + -ing, after nay-saying.