yada yada

ya·​da ya·​da | \ ˈyä-də-ˈyä-də How to pronounce yada yada (audio) \
variants: or yadda yadda or yada yada yada or yadda yadda yadda \ ˈyä-​də-​ˈyä-​də-​ˈyä-​də How to pronounce yada yada (audio) \

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

Examples of yada yada in a Sentence

They had to listen to the usual yada yada about bike safety.
Recent Examples on the Web Nothing more than boilerplate talk of what the game means, and that it’s the state championship, and yada yada yada. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Jim Harbaugh has taken the fun out of Michigan-MSU football rivalry," 30 Oct. 2020 Murphy is trying to keep his head down and play this game, but Sheidheda wants to taunt him and talk about power and being a survivor and yada yada yada. Dalene Rovenstine, EW.com, "The 100 recap: Emori fights for unity in Sanctum," 2 July 2020 It’s been 31 years since a groundbreaking show about nothing first hit the air and…yada yada yada. Bill Sullivan, The Conversation, "Science of ‘Seinfeld’," 5 June 2020 The series, based on a 1962 novel by Dutch author Toke Dragt, has elements familiar to fantasy fans: a young knight, a brave quest to save his kingdom, epic dangers, cool armor, yada yada. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "10 new things to stream, watch this week while self-quarantining," 18 Mar. 2020 All this yada yada—the whole megillah of loudmouth quasi-lies—just keep on streaming. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "How Uncut Gems Finds the Beauty in Schmuck Style," 10 Dec. 2019 Payton, ambitious and tightly wound, has his character arc meticulously planned: Become student body president of his palatial private school in Santa Barbara, Calif., attend Harvard, yada yada yada, serve two terms in the White House. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "Review: Netflix’s ‘Politician’ Is a Chaos Candidate," 26 Sep. 2019 Last: Empressentials: Must not have been published before, must rhyme flawlessly, yada yada yada . . . Washington Post, "Style Invitational Week 1345: The confaketionary — food fictoids," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of yada yada

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yada yada

alteration of earlier yatata idle chatter, probably ultimately from British dialect and argot yatter-yatter to chatter, of imitative origin

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The first known use of yada yada was in 1967

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“Yada yada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yada%20yada. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of yada yada

US, informal : talk or language that is boring or that offers little information

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