(pl. yesses, yeses
BrE BrE//ˈjesɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈjesɪz//) an answer that shows that you agree with an idea, a statement, etc.; a person who says ‘yes’ I need a simple yes or no to my questions. There will be two ballot boxes—one for yesses and one for noes. I'll put you down as a yes. When the villagers were asked if they wanted the factory to be built, the answer was a resounding yes. Word Origin Old English gēse, gīse, probably from an unrecorded phrase meaning ‘may it be so’.