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pronunciation spelling

used in informal speech and in representations of such speech to represent the word "you"
Here's an interesting exercise: Today, count how many times someone asks you "How ya doin'," "How's it goin'," or "How's everything?"David Zinczenko
One day, Victor called: "Hey, Johnny, I got something for ya." He wanted to run a business from the joint, selling flowers to the wives and girlfriends of inmates.John M. Glionna


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Word History

First Known Use

Pronunciation Spelling

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ya was in 1727

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Cite this Entry

“Ya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ya. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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