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yipe

[yahyp] /yaɪp/
interjection
1.
(an expression or exclamation of fright, surprise, pain, etc.)
Origin
perhaps variant of yap
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  • So when the dogs got over among our feet, they would yipe.
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yipe

interjection

An exclamation of dismay, alarm, emphatic response, etc: Yipes, it's a rattlesnake! Yipe, that hurt!

[esp teenagers; probably fr the spontaneous interjection yi, a cry of pain or dismay, with the p or k stop intruding after lip closure, as it does in nope and yep]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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