Definitions

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  • adv. Yes.
  • n. An upper-class person, especially a Sloane Ranger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An interjection of disgust.

Etymologies

An alternative pronunciation, akin to yeah. (Wiktionary)
From the pronunciation of “yes” which such people use. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Still—and it was a close call—Jackson preferred the summer population to the yahs and hooray Henrys of term time. Was it just the envy of the underclass?
    Kate Atkinson, Case Histories (New York: Little Brown & Co., 2004), p. 162.

    May 30, 2016

  • Hay in reverse.

    November 2, 2007