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Yoink

220; sound symbolism
An interjection used to accentuate the action of filching anothers property. Yoink is simply an interjection used to accentuate friendly misappropriation of property. It is used to let the owner of such property know that you are in the process of taking it. There is no record of Yoink in the OED, which leads me to believe that it is simply a neologism. Most likely, yoink seemed to accurately describe the action and lacks any morphemes of meaning. Thus, I would find it difficult to gloss it or trace it back to its original language (or atlease to a time earlier then Modern English). I would conjecture that this word possesses meaning only to younge adults and children. It is not something that I would expect to pop out of my mother's mouth, for instance.
 
Yoink! he said as he grabbed my bag of chips.
Etymology : Sound symbolism
Source : A Friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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