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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,” Alan said, going up the stairs, sticking out his hand.

  • "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
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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