yada yada

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noun ya·da ya·da \ˈyä-də-ˈyä-də\
variants: or

yadda yadda

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yada yada yada

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yadda yadda yadda

play \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.

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: 1967


YADA YADA Defined for English Language Learners

yada yada

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noun ya·da ya·da \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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