[ yip-ee, yip-ee ]
/ ˈyɪp i, ˈyɪpˈi /
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(an exclamation used to express joy, exultation, or the like.)



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Origin of yippee

1910–15, Americanism; expressive word of uncertain origin; compare -ee in whoopee

Words nearby yippee

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Example sentences from the Web for yippee

  • Jim Dwyer, for many years one of New York City's finest journalists, isn't ready just yet to hop on the Yippee, We Got Him!

  • She galloped down a block and as she jumped from a curb across a welter of slush, she gave a student "Yippee!"

    Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
  • In the middle of it all was Suneep, who looked like he was barely restraining an urge to shout Yippee!

  • She leaps with an irrepressible "Yippee" from the boat to the shore.

    A Parody Outline of History|Donald Ogden Stewart

British Dictionary definitions for yippee

/ (jɪˈpiː) /


an exclamation of joy, pleasure, anticipation, etc
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