[ ye-ye ]

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the rock-'n'-roll music, fashions, entertainment, etc., of the 1960s, especially in France.

  2. of or relating to the people associated with these trends.

  1. having exuberance, optimism, and enthusiasm for current fads, as a teenager or young adult.

Origin of yé-yé

1960–65; <French <English yeah-yeah

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How to use yé-yé in a sentence

  • "Ye—ye—yes," answered Buster, with three distinct catches in her voice.

  • Oi'd 'a' gone to hunt ye, ondly Oi know'd phwin th' toime suited ye ye'd come here; so Oi waited.

    The Promise | James B. Hendryx
  • Ah, go'long wid ye—ye bloody young spalpeen—ye're no more afraid than I am!

    The Southerner | Thomas Dixon
  • Hurley'll prob'ly rave round an' tell ye ye can't, an' bawl ye out, an' raise a rookus generally, but jest stick to it.

  • Ye-ye-yes, replied the saucy fop, be-be-better than you do, or else I would wring his head off.