If we did this, the policy costs for likely criminals would go up--yay!
yay Haley for quick thinking and Bronagh for quick status updating!
But for The Hangover Part III, basically Todd just emailed me and said I was in it, and I was like, “yay!”
Ickle bother can't say nuffin, without me to sow him the yay of it.
At this moment a shout was heard from the alley, "yay, Penrod!"
"yay," sed the Shaker, and he led the way into the house, another Shaker bein sent to put my hosses and waggin under kiver.
Today yay Nuni was granted an allowance of 15 laks from Parsarr,2668 made to put on a dress of honour, and given his leave.
He did so, and when he reached the bottom he found the yay there awaiting him.
As he lifted his foot to take the last step he closed his eyes, as the yay had bidden him.
The yay spoke not a word, but pointed down into the valley and led the way thither.
"this," as in yay big "this big," 1950s, perhaps from yea "yes" in its sense of "even, truly, verily." "a sort of demonstrative adverb used with adjectives of size, height, extent, etc., and often accompanied by a hand gesture indicating size" [DAS].
To this extent; this; so •A sort of demonstrative adverb used with adjectives of size, height, extent, etc, and often accompanied by a hand gesture indicating size: Dorsey almost did him in yea years ago/ Helen Venable said she'd swear on a stack of Bibles yea high
[1950s+; perhaps fr yea, ''yes,'' specialized fr an earlier sense ''even, truly, verily'' to something like ''even so, truly so, verily so''; perhaps fr Pennsylvania German, based on German je]