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pronoun Pronunciation Spelling.
  1. you: Give me a hand, will ya?
  2. your: Where's ya brother?

Origin of ya1

First recorded in 1820–25


interjection Informal.
  1. yeah.

  1. the 28th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of

From Arabic


  1. young adult.
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  • There is the water of the place we called Campi ya Korungu when we passed before.

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White

  • Yo' wants to go through th' ya'd, to a paf that takes you a spell to a gate.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White

  • I'll get ya the plane and chute if y'll put up a deposit to cover the cost.


    Victor Endersby

  • I declare, Zack, I think these chores are getting the best of ya.

    The Shining Cow

    Alex James

  • Wang's answer, "Ya tuan," was heard by the two in the room, but more faintly.


    Joseph Conrad