pronunciation spelling

used for "you know" in informal speech and in representations of such speech
The following five dishes taste great and take no time, so you can retain your party bragging rights and, y'know, actually relax.Hannah Sparks
His vintage bottle of wine was dusty because he was saving it. Y'know, for a special occasion.Sheryl Nadler

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of y'know was in 1865

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Cite this Entry

“Y'know.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/y%27know. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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