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Yada-yada

noun; compounding
Expression for lengthy and/or unimportant information in a conversation. It appears to be a saying that is used as a sort of filler in discourse. The repetitions indicate the size of the gap in the conversation. The phrase is spoken by a person who is relaying a story to a third party and gives him or her a way of skipping over unimportant or boring information.
 
'yada-yada, yada-yada, Ö'
Etymology : The word 'yada', which has no standard meaning reveals that whatever is being relayed lacks importance or value.
Source : Seinfeld
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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