adverb Informal.

Origin of yeah

1900–05; variant of yea1 or yes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for yeah

Contemporary Examples of yeah

Historical Examples of yeah

  • "Yeah, but—" Lane shook his head and turned back to the window.


    Robert J. Shea

  • Yeah, Doc, the only way to get anything out of you is to blast it out, isn't it?

    Rescue Squad

    Thomas J. O'Hara

  • Yeah, with the muzzle about a foot from my head when he let go.

    Project Mastodon

    Clifford Donald Simak

  • "Yeah, I been kinda wondering about you," he added conversationally.

    The Best Made Plans

    Everett B. Cole

  • "Yeah, it sounds like a rumble," one of them says, after a while.

British Dictionary definitions for yeah


sentence substitute

an informal word for yes
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Word Origin and History for yeah

American English, colloquial, by 1863, from drawling pronunciation of yes.

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