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Syllabification: sir·ee
Pronunciation: /səˈrē
(also sirree)

Definition of siree in English:


North American informal
Used for emphasis, especially after yes and no: he’s not the type to treat young employees like mud, no siree
More example sentences
  • I won't have any of that food in my house, no sirree!
  • 'No siree, I'm not giving them a penny of my money,’ Pat declared with certainty, draining the coffee cup.
  • This is no game of fishing in the carnival ducky pond, no siree.


early 19th century: from sir + the emphatic suffix -ee.

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