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ya

1

[ yuh ]

pronoun

, Informal.
  1. you:

    Give me a hand, will ya?

  2. Where's ya brother?



ya

2

[ yah ]

interjection

, Informal.
  1. a variant of yeah ( def ).

3

[ yah ]

noun

  1. the 28th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

YA

4

abbreviation for

  1. young adult.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ya1

First recorded in 1820–25; a phonetic spelling representing the pronunciation of you and your in continuous rapid speech

Origin of ya2

From Arabic

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Example Sentences

The ghost writer in question is assumed to be one Siobhan Curham—an established author of both YA and adult fiction.

Three weeks ago 24-year-old Zoe Sugg published her first novel, Girl Online, a YA romance.

But what really sets Give apart from other YA novels is its writing.

“A lot of extremity you see in YA is merely attempting to capture the intensity” of being a teen, Lorentz says.

Interestingly, what became Holler If Ya Hear Me originally went to Wilson to write before it passed to Kreidler.

If ya would put' em through the chute, one at a time, 'stead of pushin' 'em up in droves, I could answer better.

He dodged wearily and repeated his incredible remark: "Ya-as, there is—wimmen—two female ladies onto them there mules."

Was a little too much for me to handle alone, 'cause I never studied that kinda things, ya know.

Ya notice how that funny-looking cube inside there gets bigger every time you look at it?

Ya, baas—a mighty big one too; das da spoor of dem antelope—See!

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