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[yuhp] /yʌp/
adverb, noun, Informal.
Also, yep.
Origin of yup
form of yeah as an isolated or emphatic utterance, with p representing closing of the lips, creating, in effect, an unreleased labial stop (and perhaps also lowering the vowel); compare the parallel use of p in nope Unabridged
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  • "yup," I said, squinting at the once-again two-dimensioned Red-head.

    The Animated Pinup Lewis Parker
  • Golly, we nebbah hab to put up with dat nasty salt pork no more now, yup, yup!

    Picked up at Sea J.C. Hutcheson
  • yup,” Seth went on, with a great assumption of unconcern which deceived nobody.

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum
  • He gave his head a few experimental twists, and then added in confirmation: "yup, it's all right."

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • "yup," interrupted Miss Taylor, who had scarcely ceased talking since breakfast that morning.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for yup


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

1906, variant of yes.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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yep (1906+)

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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