gainspeaker

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From gain- +‎ speaker.

Noun[edit]

gainspeaker (plural gainspeakers)

  1. (obsolete) A gainsayer; opponent.
    • 1575, Strype, Annals:
      To this was appended "A Brief Rehearsal of the Belief of the Good-willing in England which are named the Family of Love, With the Confession of their upright Christian Religion against the false Accusation of their Gain-speakers."