ˈyeə How to pronounce yeah (audio)
: yes
"Are you ready?" "Yeah, I'm ready."
"Do you want to come?" "Yeah, sure."
Oh yeah, I gotta vote.Harper's
"Is that one the dressing room?" asked Bean, pointing to the section with the dresser and the folding screen. "Yeah."Annie Barrows
"At first I was all, 'Me? A hero?' And then I got to thinking about it and I realized that, yeah, I am a hero …"Rob Long
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you're a beautiful lover.Irvine Welsh
Yeah, it comes from classical music, but it comes from other places, too …David M. Yaffe
When the cowboy would say something like, "Things are quiet around here tonight," she would join in with, "Yeah, too quiet," right on cue.Betsy Byars
often used sarcastically in phrases like yeah, right and yeah, sure to express doubt or disbelief
"I'm a really big fan," gushed [Al Gore]. "Yeah, right," sneered Miss Love.Mark Steyn
… she claims technologies like peer-to-peer file swapping are about to put record companies out of business. Yeah, right.Smart Business
A "Yeah, sure," reaction from many in the archaeological community to gaudy claims about Warm Mineral Springs was not surprising.John Skow

Examples of yeah in a Sentence

“Are you coming with us?” “Yeah, I'm coming.” Yeah, I agree with you. “That looks good.” “Yeah, I think so too.”

Word History


by alteration

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yeah was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Yeah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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