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 Desperate to restore a drop of normalcy, Peter asks for help from Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose spell goes wrong and yada yada. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 20 Dec. 2021 Meanwhile, yada yada there are updates coming for Office and Teams and all that. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 26 May 2021 If the device should fall into the wrong hands, yada yada yada. Donald Liebenson, Vulture, 28 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 18 Mar. 2020 All this yada yada—the whole megillah of loudmouth quasi-lies—just keep on streaming. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 10 Dec. 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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“Yada yada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yada%20yada. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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


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