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yay

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[ yey ]
/ yeɪ /
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interjection Informal.
(an exclamation used to express joy, excitement, etc.)
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Origin of yay

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First recorded in 1960–65; perhaps alteration of yeah

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Other definitions for yay (2 of 2)

yay2

or yea

[ yey ]
/ yeɪ /

adverb Informal.
to the extent, amount, etc., indicated: The doll is about yay high.

Origin of yay

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Probably <yea
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British Dictionary definitions for yay

yay
/ (jeɪ) /

interjection
informal an exclamation indicating approval, congratulation, or triumph

Word Origin for yay

C20: perhaps from yeah
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