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  • n. Plural form of yah.


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  • At the Sheikh's I met a merchant just returned from Kanou; I put some questions to him, who, thinking I wished to have every one answered in the affirmative, gave me his terrible "yahs" and "aywahs" to all and everything demanded.

    Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846

  • Eating raw cabbage in Oxford watching lots of uppity yahs, we danced with exuberance at their party, heathens, wild for them all.

    Temporary Passport

  • Fred Collyer bought himself a can of beer at the simple bar and carried it over to his named place, exchanging Hi-yahs with the faces he saw on the circuit from Saratoga to Hollywood Park.

    The Elvis Latte

  • Sometimes we strike a deal when one American overseas or across our land Borders kills another American in another country - that they will be brought back to serve sentence in a US prison so they are close to their Loi-yahs and relatives.

    "There is no other way to describe it. He butchered her. He killed her in cold blood while she begged for her life."

  • Best Satnav story is the one about the two yahs I think they were distant relatives of the sainted Diana who got a chauffeur-driven car to take them to "Stamford Bridge" - which is apparently the usual nickname for some football stadium somewhere in the South - possibly London but why would I know.

    A funny satnav tale

  • What about Palin's folksiness, her "you bet yahs" and winks at the camera?

    CNN Transcript Oct 3, 2008

  • “How my bizz-oys been treating yahs in the Federation?”

    Foul Lines

  • If I want to do something crazy and get my yah yahs out, I might as well become a stripper.

    CNN Transcript Apr 10, 2006

  • My appearance was the signal for a succession of howls and yah! yahs! from the assembled crowd.

    Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches An Autobiography

  • And his veracity proved unimpeachable, for as the melons were distributed the air became vocal with rude wit and noisy laughter, and the deep ravine gave back loud "yah-yahs" which sounded truly demoniac in the darkness, and were no doubt the reproachful, sneering laughter of the late lamented, whose obsequies were for the second time abbreviated -- the resentful, mocking laughter of him who was "dead and gone."

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878 of Popular Literature and Science


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