[ yee-haw ]

  1. (used as an exclamation expressing celebration, delight, or joy, and associated with cowboys or the culture of the rural or southwestern United States): Yeehaw! Tomorrow's the rodeo!

  1. the exclamation “yeehaw”: She jumped on the bull and gave a loud yeehaw.

verb (used without object)
  1. to exclaim or utter “yeehaw”: They yeehawed as they rode by in the truck.

  1. Slang: Sometimes Disparaging. of or relating to cowboys or to the culture of the rural or southern United States: Birthing a calf by myself in the middle of the night is the most yeehaw thing I've done as a farmer.I'm wearing the most yeehaw outfit of my life to the bar tonight—cowboy hat and fringe.I hate living in this yeehaw state! I want to move to New York City!

Origin of yeehaw

First recorded in 1940–45; of imitative origin; cf. yahoo

Words Nearby yeehaw Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023