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[yep] /yɛp/
adverb, noun, Informal.
Origin of yep
First recorded in 1830-40; See origin at yup Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "yep, she's engaged to Jeffries," announced Griffin with great enjoyment.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther
  • yep, she stuck the saddle on big black Thunder and had a rifle in the holster.

    Riders of the Silences

    John Frederick
  • "yep; my fire engine is all right," answered the little fellow.

  • "yep, I got 'em both under lock and key," says I to Marjorie.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • yep, it's foolish of her, I expect, but I let her unload it all on me without dodgin'.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for yep


sentence substitute
an informal word for yes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for yep

by 1889, American English, variant of yes, altered for emphasis, or possibly influenced by nope.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for yep



Yes; certainly; sure; yeah (1891+)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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