yowzah

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yowzah (not comparable)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of yes, sir.
    • 1977, Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Kenny Lehman, “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)” (song), Chic: 
      Rumba and tango / Latin hustle too / Yowsah, yowsah, yowsah / I wanna boogie wit'choo
    • 1980, Paul McHugh, The Search for Goodbye-To-Rains: a novel,
      "Hey-y-y, Getane!" Someone yelling for me at the main dome. It was Mesquite.
      "Yowzah!"
      "You comin to the meetin, or what?"
      "I'se comin Massa Mesquite, jus ez fas ez Ah kin!"
    • 2007, Dean R. Anast, The Deeper Sinn, page 59
      Then he mimicked an American accent. “Step right up folks, yowzah, yowzah, right this way to see the geek and his bearded bride. [] "

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yowzah

  1. Wow: an indication of surprise, excitement, or amazement.
    • 2003, Robert B. Parker, Shrink Rap, Chapter 22
      A tall young man with big blue eyes walked by in a tank top undershirt. He was in great shape.
      Yowzah!” Spike said, watching him pass.
    • 2004, James Hynes, Kings of Infinite Space, page 21
      "Yowzah," said Rick into the phone, his eyebrows shooting nearly up to his hairline. "The whole enchilada?"
    • 2005, Micqui Miller, Sweet Caroline,
      His gaze dropped to her slender ankles then to her shoes. Yowzah! She wore white-strapped sandals with at least four-inch heels. Now he knew he was dreaming—or he'd died and gone to heaven.
    • 2008, Joe Posnanski, The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America, page 40
      Ben Bernie was an orchestra leader who had gained a surprising sum of fame by leading a big band and, on occasion, shouting “Yowzah!” into his microphone. It was like that in 1938. You could become famous for shouting “Yowzah!”
    • 2012, K. J. Larsen, Sticks and Stones: A Cat DeLuca Mystery, page 188
      Ginny giggled. "Can't you just see Roger as Captain Kirk? He'll be smokin' hot."
      I considered my chubby friend with his wild Einstein hair and mustache. Roger's body is a temple for Twinkies and super-sized fries. I mentally shoved, squeezed and packed every love-handle into Captain Kirk's sleek, form-fitting uniform. I got the Pillsbury dough boy in spandex.
      Yowzah!

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