yes and no

Definition of yes and no

  1. —used when there is both a positive and a negative answer to a question “Are you happy with your job?” “Yes and no.”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : used as a function word to express assent or agreement

    : used as a function word usually to introduce correction or contradiction of a negative assertion or direction

    : used as a function word to introduce a more emphatic or explicit phrase

  1. :  an affirmative reply :  yea

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