Definition of yippee exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//jɪˈpiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjɪpi//
(old-fashioned, informal)
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used to show you are pleased or excited More Like This Exclamations aargh, ah, aha, ahchoo, ahem, aw, bah, boo, coo, d’oh, eek, eh, er, eww, gee, ha, hey, ho ho, ho-hum, hooray, huh, mm, oh, oho, oi, ooh, oops, ouch, ow, oy, pah, phew, psst, sh, tsk tsk, tut, ugh, uh, uh-uh, uh-oh, um, whoopee, whoops, woo hoo, wow, yay, yippee, yuck, yumSee worksheet. Word Originnatural exclamation: first recorded in American English in the 1920s.
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