When a town-hall questioner named Barry spoke, someone yelled “yea BARRY!”
But then again, Haredi children are the key to “Jewish continuity”… so yea, Commentary will be coming to the bris.
Of the outlets she listed, NPR is the only one that can reasonably be considered mainstream, so yea for that one story.
Old English gea (West Saxon), ge (Anglian) "so, yes," from Proto-Germanic *ja-, *jai-, a word of affirmation (cf. German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish ja), from PIE *yam-, from pronomial stem *i- (see yon).
"this," as in yay big "this big," 1950s, perhaps from yea "yes" in its sense of "even, truly, verily." "a sort of demonstrative adverb used with adjectives of size, height, extent, etc., and often accompanied by a hand gesture indicating size" [DAS].
Something boring; a tedious account: Most of the time, stories about child care are a snooze, total yawners (1940s+)