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or sir·ee

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

First recorded in 1815–25; probably a dial. continuation of sirrah
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Examples from the Web for sirree

Historical Examples

  • Yes, sirree, we've got a pack of bloodhounds, raised for jest that purpose.

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930


  • She's froze hard, sirree; I reckon she'll want a hot sun to thaw her.

    The Frozen Pirate

    W. Clark Russell

  • “We did so, sirree,” said that worthy, with a most emphatic nod.

    Picked up at Sea

    J.C. Hutcheson

  • No, sirree, sonny; it don't always pay to judge a man by his laigs.

  • Yes, sirree, Lil; you got a fine pianner-player fer a husband!

British Dictionary definitions for sirree


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