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yah

[ yah, yai ]

interjection

  1. an exclamation of impatience or derision.


Yah

1

/ jɑː /

noun

  1. informal.
    an affected upper-class person


yah

2

/ jɛə; jɑː /

sentence substitute

  1. an informal word for yes, often used to indicate derision or contempt

interjection

  1. an exclamation of derision or disgust
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Word History and Origins

Origin of yah1

C20: from yah , the spoken form of yes supposedly used by upper-class British people
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Example Sentences

Beyond the yah-boo of suit and countersuit, both cases could prove embarrassing for the United States.

On the other hand, it is annoying—after having predicted everything accurately—to hear “Ha ha yah boo!”

What is best for both sides is not a kum-bah-yah common-ground fest, but a better conflict.

I want to interdoodle my most bosom friend, Mr. Clinton Thayer, of Vay-gin-yah, sah!

Mary, yah-kwa Boston man tik-eh moo-sum me-si-ka house po-lak-le.

Delilah and Simon Peter yah-yahed and ki-yied over both of them.

Yah!She climb upon der shteeple,Und she frighten all der people, Singin' michnai—ghignai—shtingal!

A day or two after the fire Yeeshing entered Mr. Cushing's office, exclaiming,'Hae-yah!

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