yikes

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Interjection[edit]

yikes

  1. (humorous, slang) Expressing fear.
    Yikes! A monster!
  2. (humorous, slang) Expressing empathy with unpleasant or undesirable circumstances.
    John has lost his job and can't pay his mortgage; yikes!
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Synonyms[edit]

  • (expressing fear): eek, uh-oh, jeez
  • (expressing unpleasant surprise): eek, wow (Note: "Wow!" can also be used for a pleasant surprise)

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