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Yee

other word formation type Shifting
An internet word used in place of yes, possibly due to the similar spelling. Originates from the famous meme ‘Yee Dinosaur’.
 
This word originates from the famous ‘Yee Dinosaur’ meme on the internet. This meme is based off of an Italian cartoon this dinosaur appears in. The word ‘yee’ was created presumably after the sound the dinosaur makes. In this sense ‘yee’ could be described as a root creation(motivational) where the word has a relation to the sound the dinosaur makes. Over time, online gamers as well as people from online communities started using this word as a substitute for the word ‘yes’.
Etymology : Shifting of a root creation word ‘yee’
Source : Online games, Yee Dinosaur meme
Last modified: 14 December 2017


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