yeah, no

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Interjection[edit]

yeah, no

  1. (emphatic, colloquial) Used sarcastically to answer "no" to a question where the negative answer should have been obvious.
  2. non-commital expression with various applications, including: denotation of conclusion of cursory difference(s) of opinion between speakers ("yeah-nah, he's a top bloke at the end of the day"), and/or perceived escalations of discord ("yeah-nah, I can, however, see where you're coming from")

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although this expression seems oxymoronic, the yeah is more of an affirmation of the original question than a positive answer.

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