Yeah meaning

yĕə, yăə, yāə
Yes.
adverb
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Yeah is defined as a way to express yes.

An example of yeah is a teenager agreeing that they will be home for dinner.

interjection
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Yes.
adverb
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(informal) Yes.
adverb
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Expressing joy, celebration, glee, etc.

Yeah! We did it!

interjection
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Origin of yeah

  • Variant of yea

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Alternative etymology derives yeah from a drawling pronunciation of yes. For further etymology, see yes.

    From Wiktionary