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yipes

/ˈjaips/
interjection
1.
(informal) an expression of surprise, fear, or alarm
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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]


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