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yup

[yuhp] /yʌp/
adverb, noun, Informal.
1.
yes.
Also, yep.
Origin
form of yeah as an isolated or emphatic utterance, with p representing closing of the lips, creating, in effect, an unreleased labial stop (and perhaps also lowering the vowel); compare the parallel use of p in nope
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British Dictionary definitions for yup

yup

/jʌp/
sentence substitute
1.
an informal word for yes
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Word Origin and History for yup

1906, variant of yes.

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Slang definitions & phrases for yup

yup

affirmation

yep (1906+)


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