from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to express contempt or disgust.

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  • interj. An exclamation of disgust


(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • Mythologically speaking, the yech is the descendant of the classical Hindu yaksha, usually described as an inoffensive, harmless sprite, but also as

    Tales of the Punjab

  • (a) Invisible cap, called the yech cap, renders wearer invisible.

    Tales of the Punjab

  • I have had white gravy or country gravy, made from powder and all I have to say is "yech".

    Cream of the gravy crop | Homesick Texan

  • Jonna: ... one or two brussel sprouts are ok but more than that "yech".


  • What's the real scoop? ps. one or two brussel sprouts are ok but more than that "yech".


  • Bush is coming to town and let me be the first to blog "yech".

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Yeah, I know you language punters are looking at this and going 'yech'; but folks new to blocks and used to for loops aren't likely see the problem.

    Planet TW

  • A dog will roll on a dead possum without any qualms, while we tend to go "yech" over such things from the age of about 7 onward, the book contends.

    News from

  • Can't Post | Private Reply puf = ugh!, yech! cojín = hassock or cushion

    Specifics vs. description

  • Nonetheless, I say from personal experience that when I first heard about it at age 13 or 14 (not from a peer, and long before teh Intarwebz – someone left a book around where I could find it) there was no “yech” reaction, just curiosity.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sex Education, Dirty Words, and the Due Process Clause


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