On the second day the yips began to wish they had not embarked on this adventure.
Cayke was not satisfied, but the other yips seemed to approve the plan highly.
She heard the shrieks and yips of the Indians in the yard of the trading post.
No one else is able to make such good cookies as I have cooked, as you and all the yips know.
The piercing "yips" of cowboys meant nothing but an excess of spirits.
But he has lived many years among the yips, who have found him so wise and intelligent that they always go to him for advice.
1903, possibly from dialectal yip "to cheep like a bird" (early 19c.), from Middle English yippen (mid-15c.), of imitative origin.
An exclamation of pleasure, approval, triumph, etc: Yippee, all my candidates won! (1920+)
[origin uncertain; perhaps coined because of the increasing currency of the Chinese term yin and yang, ''the female and male principles in nature,'' influenced by wang, ''penis''; perhaps fr Louisiana French yan-yan, ''ass'']