yep

[yep]

adverb, noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. yeoman,
  2. yeoman of the guard,
  3. yeoman's service,
  4. yeomanly,
  5. yeomanry,
  6. yer,
  7. yerba,
  8. yerba buena,
  9. yerba maté,
  10. yerevan

Origin of yep

First recorded in 1830–40; see origin at yup

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British Dictionary definitions for yeps

yep

sentence substitute

an informal word for yes
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Word Origin and History for yeps

yep

by 1889, American English, variant of yes, altered for emphasis, or possibly influenced by nope.

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