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used to express surprise, approval, or excited enthusiasm
As the right guard headed to his stall, he uttered two words just audible over the hum of a winning locker room: "Yeet, yeet."Olivia Reiner
Instead of saying "cool" when something good happens, he would say "yeet", which in slang can mean anything from "yes" to expressing excitement or approval.Mary-Jo Tohill
… he enjoys using the slang phrase "yeet" to celebrate his keto diet achievements.M2 PressWIRE


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yeeted; yeeting; yeets

transitive verb

: to throw especially with force and without regard for the thing being thrown
When it comes to Twitter features, number one on the wish list of the platform's heaviest users—apart from a Super Mega Block option that instantly yeets a nasty user into the sea—is the edit button.Caitlin Welsh

Examples of yeet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Only Cattrall would yeet herself into space to avoid reprising her role, and working with her co-star Sarah Jessica Parker, with whom she's had a very weird and shady public feud for years. Natalie Morin,, 18 June 2021

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Word History



of phonesthemic origin

Note: Compare the initial element in yeesh, exclamation of annoyance, which has the final element of sheesh.


probably derivative of yeet entry 1

First Known Use


2007, in the meaning defined above


2017, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yeet was in 2007

Dictionary Entries Near yeet

Cite this Entry

“Yeet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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