Origin of Yeah
From a variation of yea, itself from Middle English ya, ye, from Old English Ä¡Ä“a (“yes"), from Proto-Germanic *ja (“yes; thus, so"), from Proto-Indo-European *yÄ“ (“already"). Cognate with Dutch ja, German ja, Danish ja, BokmÃ¥l ja, New Norwegian ja and Swedish ja.
Variant of yea
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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