Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Yes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fresh; brisk; lively; vigorous.
  • A corruption of yes. Compare nope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Yes.
  • noun informal Yes.

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of yes.]

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Representing yes pronounced with the mouth snapped closed at the end.

Examples

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  • The Supreme Grand Master raised his hands. “Are the Thuribles of Destiny ritually chastised, that Evil and Loose Thinking may be banished from this Sanctified Circle?”

    “Yep.”

    The Supreme Grand Master lowered his hands.

    “Yep?” he said.

    “Yep,” said Brother Dunnykin happily. “Done it myself.”

    “You are supposed to say ‘Yea, O Supreme One,’ ” said the Supreme Grand Master. “Honestly, I’ve told you enough times, if you’re not all going to enter into the spirit of the thing—”

    ("Guards! Guards!", by Terry Pratchett)

    February 4, 2010