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variant of yep

: 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


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: yuppie

Examples of yup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
But the Globes, which debuted in 1944 and could be seen on NBC in the 1960s, went unaired throughout most of the 1970s due to (yup) scandals surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s voting process. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Jan. 2024 If the question is whether Peele is the most exciting new horror director to emerge in the last five years, Nope suggests the answer is a resounding yup. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 7 Oct. 2022 Sloane Leong's new series explores colors, talking up almost one slice of the rainbow at a time like light filtering through a (yup) prism. Lizzy Acker, OregonLive.com, 15 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use


1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yup was in 1983

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Cite this Entry

“Yup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yup. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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