- Nonstandard spelling of yes.
1862, Various, The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862:
- 'Oh! yas, I smokes; but I durned sight d'ruther chaw.'
1904, O. Henry, Cabbages and Kings:
- "Yas, yas!" they cried, with broader grins and many nods.
1913, Horace Annesley Vachell, Bunch Grass:
- It's nice, yas, and it's paid for.
- Nonstandard spelling of yous.
yas (Western Navajo form of zas)