noun, plural yes·es.
verb (used with object), yessed, yes·sing.
- yersinia enterocolitica,
- yersinia pestis,
- yersinia pseudotuberculosis,
- yes and no,
- yes man,
- yes, virginia, there is a santa claus,
- yes-no question
Origin of yes
Examples from the Web for yesses
It was one of those "yesses" which signified understanding and conviction.The Secret House|Edgar Wallace
Word Origin for yes
Old English gise, gese "so be it!," probably from gea, ge "so" (see yea) + si "be it!," third person imperative of beon "to be" (see be). Originally stronger than simple yea. Used in Shakespeare mainly as an answer to negative questions. Yes-man is first recorded 1912, American English.