Part of speech: verb
Usage examples "was":
- Didn't they say he was a comin'? - "The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete", Thomas Chandler Haliburton.
- What was it he did say? - "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.
- It was a tubble time. - "Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2", Work Projects Administration.