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yippee

[yip-ee, yip-ee] /ˈyɪp i, ˈyɪpˈi/
interjection
1.
(an exclamation used to express joy, exultation, or the like.)
Origin of yippee
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; expressive word of uncertain origin; compare -ee in whoopee
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  • She leaps with an irrepressible "yippee" from the boat to the shore.

    A Parody Outline of History Donald Ogden Stewart
  • She galloped down a block and as she jumped from a curb across a welter of slush, she gave a student "yippee!"

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for yippee

yippee

/jɪˈpiː/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of joy, pleasure, anticipation, etc
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Word Origin and History for yippee

interjection of pleasure, etc., 1920.

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Slang definitions & phrases for yippee

yip

verb

To talk in an insistent, petulant, and annoying way: Will you please stop yipping about your rights?

[1907+; echoic of the high-pitched bark of a small dog]

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