yup (plural yups)
- (informal) A yes; an affirmative answer.
1981, Patrick F. McManus & Jack Samson, A Fine and Pleasant Misery, →ISBN, page 196:
- One was either a Yup or a Nope, depending upon his answer to that age-old question, "Gotcher deer yet?" I, of course, was still a Nope. Although Yups and Nopes looked pretty much alike they were as different as mallards from mongooses.
- 1984, Graduating engineer, Volumes 6-7 (page 147)
- But you positively must have much, much more than the laconic "yups" and "nups" of the John Waynes and Gary Coopers...
1999, Caitlyn's Cowboy, →ISBN, page 33:
- She'd ask him a question that couldn't be answered by a "yup" or a "nope.
2002, Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi, & Greg Proops, In Our Humble Opinion: Car Talk's Click and Clack Rant and Rave, →ISBN:
- It was just Yup or Nope. One thing I did notice, though, was that there was no pattern to the Yups and Nopes.
- 2003, Susie Moloney, The Dwelling (page 278)
- Petey's end was all yups and nopes. And an okay.
2015, Sarah Price, Second Chances: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, →ISBN:
- His hands moved, gesturing towards the two bidders, enticing them to raise their stakes against each other, as he chanted a litany of numbers followed by “going once, going twice” only to be followed by a resounding “yup” as he turned, alternately, towards each of the two men.
2017 August 17, Michael Siebert, “Picking the bones at Smurfit-Stone”, in Missoula Independent:
- A rotating cast of auctioneers unleashed a torrent of increasingly high bids, speaking at a machine gun's pace while a chorus of increasingly aggressive "yups" emerged from the audience.
- A yuppie.
2008, Jeff Gordinier, X Saves the World, →ISBN:
- What we have these days is a diverse spectrum of yuppiness: guppies, buppies, indie yups, paleo-yups, luxe yups, schlub yups, dharma yups, tyro yups, crypto-yups.
2010, Dennis Lehane, Mystic River, →ISBN:
- He idled at a red light, saw two yups in matching cranberry crewnecks and khaki cargo shorts sitting on the pavement outside what used to be Primo's Pizza.
- (informal: a yes): nope
- Čestmír Loukotka, Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 261
- yuppie (young upwardly mobile urban professional person)