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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) censored in hope of resolving 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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Other terms relating to 'exclamations (list of)':

Definitions include: "thank you."
Definitions include: to a great extent.
Definitions include: to steal.
Definitions include: exclamation of displeasure; "crap".
Definitions include: an expression of affirmation.
Definitions include: absolutely.
Definitions include: an exclamation of displeasure.
Definitions include: shortened version of "okay, thanks, bye."
Definitions include: exclamation upon seeing an attractive person.
Definitions include: exclamation of displeasure.
Definitions include: sound made to indicate that something tastes, looks, or smells good.
Definitions include: spelling variant of jeez.
Definitions include: the noun senses of "crap" are mostly a subset of the uses of "shit."
Definitions include: common but non-standard spelling of jeez.
Definitions include: an emphatic "no".

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Definitions include: To be extremely warm or hot. better way of saying hotter than hell.
Definitions include: Epicycle (to). v.t. To attempt to prop up an absurd hypothesis with one or more supplementary hypotheses of escalating absurdity.
Definitions include: so furiously angry about something or at someone that you will crash through anything that gets in your way; having a dishes throwing, furniture tossing temper tantrum; going on a rampage.
Definitions include: To over react or make a scene.
Definitions include: a man who engages in anal sex with other men.
Definitions include: in computing, of a data transformation, one which does not retain all of the data.
Definitions include: a very cute person, of any age.
Definitions include: to hang out or chill; do nothing.
Definitions include: to anger, annoy, or pain a person.
Definitions include: a series of small amounts.

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