from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • pro. Eye dialect spelling of you.
  • interj. Yeah, yes.
  • interj. Go. (Spoken to horses and cattle.)
  • adv. yea; yes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Yea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., the designation first given by Marignac in 1880 to the metal now known as gadolinium, its oxid having been obtained, along with that of yttrium and other elements of the same group, from the samarskite of North Carolina.
  • n. An old spelling of yea.
  • A dialectal form of you.


Reduced form of you. (Wiktionary)
Apparently from German ja and cognates in other Germanic languages; related to English yeah. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English ya, from Old English ġēa,  ("yea, yes"). More at yea. (Wiktionary)



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