sir·​ree (ˌ)sər-ˈē How to pronounce sirree (audio)
variants or less commonly siree
: sir
used as an emphatic form usually after yes or no

Examples of sirree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No sirree, not the Three Stooges! …. Calvin Woodward, Fortune, 6 Feb. 2023 No sirree, floaters are bad. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, 15 May 2022 Nevertheless, mattress people tell you to replace your mattress every eight years, and they’re not biased—no sirree. Patricia Marx, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 Our teeth and gut weren't designed to masticate and digest real food, no sirree. Christine Lennon, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 June 2012

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Word History


by alteration

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sirree was in 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Sirree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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