[yah, yai]
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British Dictionary definitions for yah


sentence substitute
  1. an informal word for yes, often used to indicate derision or contempt
  1. an exclamation of derision or disgust


  1. British informal an affected upper-class person

Word Origin for Yah

C20: from yah, the spoken form of yes supposedly used by upper-class British people
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Word Origin and History for yah

exclamation of defiance or dismissal, from 1812.

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