used to express annoyance, disapproval, dismay, or surprise
Yeesh, that ain't good.Mike Axisa
Yeesh, it's only been ten years since Lost happened? That show seems forever ago.Drew Grant
Yeesh. Small area, big worry. The Zika virus is spreading in a 1-square-mile area just north of downtown Miami.USA Today
That 1956 beige-blue monstrosity [that] Windsor has now for a city hall? Yeesh. Some fashions don't age well.Chris Vander Doelen
TV sets, by the way, are at the top of [technology writer Lauren] Goode's list of products that have "no business being that complicated." And printers—yeesh. Goode recently went to get a tattoo and wound up fixing the parlor's printer.Shira Ovide

Word History

Etymology

perhaps alteration of sheesh

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yeesh was in 1960

Dictionary Entries Near yeesh

Cite this Entry

“Yeesh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yeesh. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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