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Preach

interjection; other word formation type widening of preach (v.); zero derivation from verb to interjection
Validation that the previously spoken words are the truth. Used to voice agreement with what has been said. It is widened from preach (v.) because instead of being used in only religious settings, it is used to express general truths or favorable statements in general.
 
one person: “This pizza is so delicious!” Other: “Preach!”
Etymology : Preach is a widening and zero derivation of preach (v.) from Old French preechier "to preach, give a sermon" from Late Latin praedicare "to proclaim publicly, announce", from Latin prae "before" + dicare "to proclaim, to say". [etymonline]
Source : Lubbock, TX in Spring 2012
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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