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yikes

[ yahyks ]
/ yaɪks /
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interjection
(an exclamation of surprise or alarm.)
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Origin of yikes

First recorded in 1940–45; possibly from yoicks
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British Dictionary definitions for yikes

yikes
/ (ˈjaiks) /

interjection
informal an expression of surprise, fear, or alarm
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