Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

yampee

[yam-pee]
noun
  1. a vine, Dioscorea trifida, of South America, having large leaves and edible tubers.
Show More

Origin of yampee

First recorded in 1790–1800; perhaps ultimately of West African orig.; compare Vai (Mande language of Liberia and Sierra Leone) džambi wild yam
Also called cush-cush.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for yampee

Historical Examples of yampee

  • When I pointed to the fresh water, he said slowly and distinctly, "Yampee, Yampee."

    Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.

    J Lort Stokes