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yike

interjection; slang
Yike carries a similar meaning to yikes but is used not to express genuine shock and surprise.
 
A deliberate dropping of suffix –s. Yike is usually delivered in a deadpan manner to incite humor through irony, to express that a situation is awkward or uncomfortable.
Etymology : A dropping of the –s suffix from root yikes.
Source : “He’s straightup eating pickle slices.” “Yike.” (friend 10/26/17)
Last modified: 3 December 2017


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