- (used as an intensive with no or yes): Will I go there again? No, sirree!
Origin of sirree
First recorded in 1815–25; probably a dial. continuation of sirrah
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Examples from the Web for sirree
Yes, sirree, we've got a pack of bloodhounds, raised for jest that purpose.
She's froze hard, sirree; I reckon she'll want a hot sun to thaw her.The Frozen Pirate
W. Clark Russell
“We did so, sirree,” said that worthy, with a most emphatic nod.Picked up at Sea
No, sirree, sonny; it don't always pay to judge a man by his laigs.Those Times And These
Irvin S. Cobb
Yes, sirree, Lil; you got a fine pianner-player fer a husband!Just Around the Corner
- (sometimes capital) US informal an emphatic exclamation used with yes or no
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