- Used three times in a row, or in combination with other words, to indicate part of a sentence which would be annoying to include, or which is incomprehensible, or which is just unimportant.
- "In fact, the academic said, crime trends are influenced far more by demographics and social forces and yadda, yadda, yadda than by police work." – Andrew Karmen
2002, June 2, “Craig Medred”, in Trails committee goes a little wild, page G1:
- The planners held all the requisite public hearings, public discussions, public meetings, public forums, yadda public-this and yadda public-that.
yada yada yada — see yada yada yada
yadda (plural yaddas)
- One of a set of items which do not need to be specified; often used in conjunction with the catch phrase yadda yadda yadda.
2001, November 8, “Jim Mateja”, in Kia opens door, manually, to minivan market:
- Sedona offers everything a Caravan, Voyager, T&C, yadda, yadda, yadda does, […] However, when V-6-equipped, the yaddas are a lot more quiet leaving the light or pulling into the passing lane.
2004, August 28, “Gary Peterson”, in Tina Thompson: `I really wanted to be part of this. This is my time':
- Dropouts include Jason Kidd (recovering from knee surgery), Ray Allen (getting married this summer), Tracy McGrady (security concerns), Karl Malone (recovering from the NBA season; lost his mother), Jermaine O'Neal (banged up), Vince Carter (yadda), Mike Bibby (yadda), Elton Brand (yadda), and Kenyon Martin (yadda).
2006, May 13, A Tough Road: Bennerman, Who Went To Hargrave, Describes Exactly What Glenn's Wallace Is Going To Be Experiencing:
- So right or wrong, good move or bad, yadda or yadda, it's an intriguing development in this gifted player's life and basketball career.