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yech

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Pronunciation: /jɛx
 
, jɛk/
(also yecch)

Definition of yech in English:

exclamation

informal
Expressing aversion or disgust: he drank the stuff, too. Yech!
More example sentences
  • I worked a day job back then and had to go in the evening, yech!
  • but that just doesn't carry enough entertainment value to warrant the parade of yech that followed.
  • If you're a man, it's track and field and swimming, but gymnastics is kind of a ‘yecch’ as far as the male of the species is concerned.

Origin

1960s: imitative; compare with yuck1.

Derivatives

yechy

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The color I specified is a light green, maybe a bit yechy for your tastes, but I kinda like it!
  • For only the second time that I can remember, I had to leave the room as the program was too yecchy for my taste.
  • It will help keep the bulb healthy longer if you clean off the yecchy outer skin.

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