yee·​haw | \ ˈyē-ˌhȯ How to pronounce yeehaw (audio) \
variants: or less commonly yee-haw

Definition of yeehaw

used (as by cowboys or in imitation of cowboys) to express exuberant delight or excitementWhite-collar workers squeeze into their duds and turn into studs, hanging out in honky-tonks, affecting drawls and riding mechanical bulls. Yee-haw!— Robert MacKenzieYeehaw! That February issue was about Texas and I was so proud!— Courtney Johnson

First Known Use of yeehaw

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Yeehaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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