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yada yada

noun ya·da ya·da \ˈyä-də-ˈyä-də\\-ˈyä-də\

: talk or language that is boring or that offers little information

Full Definition of YADA YADA

:  boring or empty talk <listening to a lot of yada yada about the economy> —often used interjectionally especially in recounting words regarded as too dull or predictable to be worth repeating

Variants of YADA YADA

ya·da ya·da or yad·da yad·da \ˈyä-də-ˈyä-də\ or yada yada yada or yadda yadda yadda \-ˈyä-də\

Examples of YADA YADA

  1. They had to listen to the usual yada yada about bike safety.

Origin of YADA YADA

alteration of earlier yatata idle chatter, probably ultimately from British dialect and argot yatter-yatter to chatter, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 1980

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