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yep

[yep] /yɛp/
adverb, noun, Informal.
1.
yes.
Origin of yep
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; See origin at yup
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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

yep

/jɛp/
sentence substitute
1.
an informal word for yes
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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

yep

affirmation

Yes; certainly; sure; yeah (1891+)

Related Terms

nope

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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