Definition of ya-yas in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈyäyäz/

plural noun

(in phrase get your ya-yas out) informal
Enjoy yourself in an uninhibited way.
Example sentences
  • How they had the ya-yas to declare Linux an infant OS in need of their IP is beyond me.
  • Perhaps they got their ya-yas out on the instrumental soundtrack record for Instrument.
  • My best guess is that the more mannered vocal performances are the later ones, after Johnston got his ya-yas out.


1970s: from Get Yer Ya-Yas Out!, the title of an album (1970) by the Rolling Stones, adapted from a reference to yas yas, a euphemism for ass2.

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