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See also: þus


Etymology 1[edit]

Dialectal form of yes.



  1. (dialectal) Alternative form of yes.
    • 1892, from Punch, or The London Charivari:
      Yus, to live in dirt, I feel is a `orrid degradation; but one thing I'd like to know, is it wus than living on it?
    • 1922, Edward J. O'Brien and John Cournos, compilers and editors, The Best British Short Stories of 1922:
      Wych Street? Yus, of course I knoo Wych Street. Used to go there with some of the boys -- when I was Covent Garden way.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Russian юс (jus), from Old Church Slavonic ѫсъ (ǫsŭ, big yus)

Alternative forms[edit]


yus (plural yuses)

  1. Either of two letters, little yus (Ѧ) and big yus (Ѫ), representing nasal vowel sounds in the Cyrillic alphabet. The only major Slavic language retaining these sounds is Polish, which is written in the Latin alphabet.