I-wiss Definition


(archaic or poetic) Surely, certainly; indeed, assuredly.


Origin of I-wiss

  • From an incorrect assumption made by editors where i-wiss, iwis (“certainly, for sure”) was hypercorrected to I wiss, as if wiss were a verb and I were the pronoun I. See also wiss, wis, iwis.

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