adverb, noun Informal.

Also yep.

Origin of yup

form of yeah as an isolated or emphatic utterance, with p representing closing of the lips, creating, in effect, an unreleased labial stop (and perhaps also lowering the vowel); compare the parallel use of p in nope
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Historical Examples of yup

  • "Yup," I said, squinting at the once-again two-dimensioned Red-head.

    The Animated Pinup

    Lewis Parker

  • Golly, we nebbah hab to put up with dat nasty salt pork no more now, yup, yup!

    Picked up at Sea

    J.C. Hutcheson

  • Yup,” Seth went on, with a great assumption of unconcern which deceived nobody.

  • He gave his head a few experimental twists, and then added in confirmation: "Yup, it's all right."

    Sube Cane

    Edward Bellamy Partridge

  • "Yup," interrupted Miss Taylor, who had scarcely ceased talking since breakfast that morning.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for yup


sentence substitute

an informal word for yes
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Word Origin and History for yup

1906, variant of yes.

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