In a discussion on closets, person A posted a picture of his closet and person B made a comment on it:

Cowboy boots in the north WTF, and who needs that many hats?

Person A then replies:

I've cleaned it up since. Lots of leftover questionable clothes and shoes from my younger days...

The cowboy boots stayed though because they're f-ing awesome.

Person B then says:

I'd say. I see that tennis ball yellow piece of clothing there :puke:

In person B's last comment, when he said "I'd say", what does that mean? I know that I'd means I would, but what does say mean? Does he mean he agrees with person A's comment "Lots of leftover questionable clothes and shoes from my younger days..."?

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It's short for:

I would say so [as well].

say has it's normal meaning: to communicate.

In other words it means I agree with you.

There's two possible thing they could be agreeing with:
1 that the cowboy boots are f-in' awesome.
2 that there was lots of questionable clothing leftover.

It's likely that they mean the latter since they follow it up with a comment about the questionable nature of the tennis ball yellow piece. But they could be trying to remain intentionally ambiguous because they might think the boots should go as well.

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    Where I'm from, it's usually used as emphatic agreement, something like "Wow, definitely!"
    – Mathieu K.
    Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 5:54

"I'll say" is an alternate expression, short for "I will say so as well." Different areas typically use one or the other.

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