or yad·da-yad·da-yad·da

[ yah-duh-yah-duh-yah-duh ]
/ ˈyɑ dəˌyɑ dəˈyɑ də /

adverb, noun Slang.

Also ya·da-ya·da, yad·da-yad·da.

Origin of yada-yada-yada

First recorded in 1990–95
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Word Origin and History for yadda-yadda


"and so on," 1990s, of echoic origin (cf. yatata "talk idly, chatter," 1940s; and yatter "to talk incessantly or idly," 1825).

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