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Definition of yikes

yikes

  • used to express surprise. usually used when it is a shocking, weird or uncouth surprise.
    Stacia dyed her hair purple again! Yikes!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                             

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

    Last edited on Jun 13 2011. Submitted by Janie S. from Houston, TX, USA on Dec 02 1999.

  • To be in fear of or a scary moment

    Last edited on Oct 05 2007. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 05 2007.

interjection

  • expression of surprise, discovery, and dismay.

    Last edited on Oct 17 2015. Submitted by Scott C. on Nov 16 2004.

  • An exclamation elders tend to use around children instead of "crap" or "damn."

    Last edited on Oct 17 2015. Submitted by altimgamr on Oct 17 2015.

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