yeah

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From a variation of yea, itself from Middle English ya, ye, from Old English ġēa (yes), from Proto-Germanic *ja (yes; thus, so), from Proto-Indo-European *yē (already). Cognate with Dutch ja, German ja, Danish ja, Bokmål ja, New Norwegian ja and Swedish ja.[1]

Alternative etymology derives yeah from a drawling pronunciation of yes. For further etymology, see yes.[2]

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Adverb[edit]

yeah (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Yes.

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Note: Many languages have no equivalent of this word; in those cases, the translations given here are for yes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, 2000.
  2. ^ Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. 2003.

Interjection[edit]

yeah

  1. Expressing joy, celebration, glee, etc.
    Yeah! We did it!

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