Definition of yee-haw in English:

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yee-haw

Pronunciation: /yēˈhô/
(also yee-hah /ˈyē ˌhä/)

exclamation

North American
An expression of enthusiasm or exuberance, typically associated with cowboys or rural inhabitants of the southern US.
Example sentences
  • He had a strong urge to shoot it off yelling a stereotypical yeehaw, then repressed it.
  • One was a totally luxury trip on the back of an Enfield, yeehah.
  • I'm going to do all the little last-minute-things on my list, help Max pack the van, and then we'll go pick up Jae and Maura and hit the road, yeehah!

Origin

Natural exclamation: first recorded in American English in the 1970s.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: yee-haw

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