or sir·ee

[ suh-ree ]

noun(sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. (used as an intensive with no or yes): Will I go there again? No, sirree!

Origin of sirree

First recorded in 1815–25; probably a dial. continuation of sirrah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sirree in a sentence

  • "Not know so much, siree," answered Tom from his post in the cab, where he had retired at Jim's orders.

    The Hero of Panama | F. S. Brereton
  • How he was bred to farming, and despised it; how he meant to make his fortune and come back a rich man, and show them—yes, siree!

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame | Laura E. Richards
  • "Yes, siree bob, that very identical thing," was the bronzed miner's reply.

  • Yes, siree, if Bud can hit a guy where it'll do most good, that guy's sure goin' to forget his cares an' troubles for a bit.

    The Definite Object | Jeffery Farnol
  • Yes siree, yeh put dat down; de hired wife's nuff sight better'n de married one.

    The Negro Farmer | Carl Kelsey

British Dictionary definitions for sirree


/ (səˈriː) /

  1. (sometimes capital) US informal an emphatic exclamation used with yes or no

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