From Middle English gainsawe, ȝeinsawe, equivalent to gain- + saw (“a saying”). Compare gainsay.
"gainsaw." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 17 September 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/gainsaw>.
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