yippie ki-yay

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Associated with the 19th century Western United States; possibly influenced by a line, "yippee yi yo kayah", from a 1930s song.[1]

Interjection[edit]

yippie ki-yay

  1. An expression of joy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A brief history of yippee-ki-yay". Angela Tung, Wordnik, 18 July 2013.