yikes

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interjection \ˈyīks\

Definition of yikes

  1. —used to express fear or astonishment

Origin and Etymology of yikes

probably alteration of yoicks


First Known Use: 1941


YIKES Defined for English Language Learners

yikes

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interjection \ˈyīks\

Definition of yikes for English Language Learners

  • —used to express a feeling of fear or surprise


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