yeehaw

interjection

yee·​haw ˈyē-ˌhȯ How to pronounce yeehaw (audio)
variants or less commonly yee-haw
used (as by cowboys or in imitation of cowboys) to express exuberant delight or excitement
White-collar workers squeeze into their duds and turn into studs, hanging out in honky-tonks, affecting drawls and riding mechanical bulls. Yee-haw!Robert MacKenzie
Yeehaw! That February issue was about Texas and I was so proud!Courtney Johnson

Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yeehaw was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Yeehaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yeehaw. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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