yessuh

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yessuh

  1. Eye dialect spelling of yes, sir, representing African American Vernacular English.

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This spelling is only used in response to a question or command, most commonly in written representations of the speech of African American slaves.

The alternate spelling "yessah" is generally used as an eye dialect representation of New England speech, more specifically in the Downeast region of Maine. It is used as a general-purpose affirmative response.

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