(yada, yada, yada)
- And so on; and so forth.
- (less commonly): blah blah blah.
Normally used mid-sentence.
- Theyâ€™re no good, the lot of themâ€”Yaddeyahdahâ€”They're animals! â€”Lenny Bruce
American, origin unclear, perhaps onomatopoeic of blather; perhaps adaptation of dialectal speech, perhaps from yatata or yatter. Various variant forms appear in the US 1940sâ€“60s; for example, the 1947 American musical Allegro by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers contains a song called â€œYatata, Yatata, Yatata,â€ about cocktail party chatter; see talk page for additional citations.
Popularized in the United States in the late 1990s by TV show Seinfeld, where it appears as a catchphrase, initially in Season 8, Episode 19, entitled â€œThe Yada Yadaâ€, originally aired on April 24, 1997, which centers around the phrase (in the duplicative â€œyada yadaâ€ form).
Sometimes popularly attributed to Yiddish, but this is dismissed by etymologists.
yada-yada-yada - Computer Definition
Urban slang for and so on, and often used to suggest that the specifics are boring and unworthy of repetition.