ˈyep How to pronounce yep (audio)
 or with glottal stop instead of  p
variants or
: yes
"Ready to go?" "Yep."
"… Will you give me a receipt?" "Yep."Theodore Dreiser
"Daddy, did you get the tickets to the game?" "Yup, got 'em right here," …Mako Idemitsu
After no buildup or hint that Schumer was getting married, she posted a simple "Yup" and a wedding photo on her Instagram.Gina Ragusa

Examples of yep in a Sentence

“That's really what she said?” “Yep
Recent Examples on the Web James had 15 rebounds, seven assists and, yep, 45 points as the Cavaliers won 105-101. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, 30 Apr. 2018 Yep - the new head coach at Texas came to Ohio State's graduation. Doug Lesmerises,, 9 May 2017

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Word History


by alteration

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yep was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Yep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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