Yikes meaning

yīks
(humorous, slang) Expressing fear.

Yikes! A monster!

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Used to express mild fear or surprise.
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Used to express pain, dismay, alarm, etc.
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(humorous, slang) Expressing empathy with unpleasant or undesirable circumstances.

John has lost his job and can't pay his mortgage; yikes!

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Origin of yikes

  • Origin unknown

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