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yenta

noun

  • a nosy person; "busybody". A Yiddish term.
    With a yenta for a neighbor, you can't keep anything a secret.

    Last edited on May 26 2013. Submitted by Sue B. from Philadelphia, PA, USA on Mar 19 2002.

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Yeoman Johnson

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    someone's spineless or inconsequential significant other, usually having no identity of his/her own.
    That girl Tyra is so hot, but she's always with her tool, Yeoman Johnson boyfriend.

    Last edited on Oct 10 2011. Submitted by Dalton J. from Washington, DC, USA on Nov 17 1998.

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    a member of a social group that is not a main player or does not add critical value; an extra.
    We've already invited everyone on the A list. If we need more people we can always drum up some Yeoman Johnsons at the last minute.

    Last edited on Oct 10 2011. Submitted by Dalton J. from Washington, DC, USA on Nov 17 1998.

  • Etymology: From the original Star Trek series, a generic term for any of the nondescript crewmen that accompanied other main characters down to the surface of an unknown planets, invariably destined to be killed by the aliens. For example, when Spock, McCoy, Scottie, and another fourth crewmen were beamed down, someone would always get killed off. True to the casting of the permanent staff, the only thing that would be heard over the radio would, "Captain, the aliens are hostile and they've killed Yeoman Johnson.")

    Last edited on Nov 17 1998. Submitted by Dalton J. from Washington, DC, USA on Nov 17 1998.

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yep

interjection

  • "yes"; "yeah".
    Person A: Wanna go get some lunch?

    Person B: Yep, I sure do.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Citation from "Search Committee 1", The Office (US TV), Season 7 Episode 25 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                     

                                                          

                                                                        

                             

    Citation from "White Nights", Archer (TV), Season 2 Episode 12 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jul 11 2011. Submitted by Jeremy G. from Silver Spring, MD, USA on Oct 09 2001.

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yeppir

adverb

  • response typical in the southern U.S. to mean yes; especially when the answer in the affirmative is assumed to be known and well understood.
    "Are you planning on shaving prior to having our family photos made?", answer "yeppir"

    Last edited on Jan 05 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Jan 05 2016.

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yes

interjection

  • a celebratory exclamation.
    Person 1: I changed my mind. Let's go to Vegas.

    Person 2: Yes!
    <Person rolls a bowling ball...>

    <The bowling ball knocks down all pins.>

    Yes!

    Last edited on Jun 16 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jun 15 2013.

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Yes like it

  • It's pronounced as yes like it but it's originally just like it

    Last edited on Feb 04 2015. Submitted by N.Munchkin on Feb 04 2015.

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