yada yada

noun ya·da ya·da \ˈyä-də-ˈyä-də\\-ˈyä-də\

Definition of yada yada

  1. :  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

  1. They had to listen to the usual yada yada about bike safety.

Variants of yada yada

or

yadda yadda

\ˈyä-də-ˈyä-də\ or

yada yada yada

or

yadda yadda yadda

\-ˈyä-də\

Origin and Etymology of yada yada

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


First Known Use: 1980


YADA YADA Defined for English Language Learners

yada yada

noun ya·da ya·da \ˈyä-də-ˈyä-də\\-ˈyä-də\

Definition of yada yada for English Language Learners

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


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