Used to express surprise or sarcasm, after quoting the word or phrase of another.
[Alteration of quoth he.]
archaic an expression of mild sarcasm, used in picking up a word or phrase used by someone else: Art thou mad? Mad, quotha! I am more sane than thou.
[C16: from quoth a quoth he]
indeed! (used ironically or contemptuously in quoting another).
[1510–20; alter. of quoth he]