Definition of

Saying

  1. (noun, communication) a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

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Synonyms of Saying

expression, locution

Origin of the word Saying

  1. "utterance, recitation, act of the verb 'say,' " c.1300, prp. of say (v.); meaning "something that has been said" (usually by someone thought important) is from c.1300; sense of "a proverb" is first attested mid-15c. more

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