[ yip-ee, yip-ee ]
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  1. (an exclamation used to express joy, exultation, or the like.)

Origin of yippee

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

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How to use yippee in a sentence

  • 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) /

  1. an exclamation of joy, pleasure, anticipation, etc

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