Meaning of “yeah” in the English Dictionary

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"yeah" in British English

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also yeh uk /jeə/ us /jeə/ informal

A2 yes:

"Do you like your job?" "Yeah, it's all right I suppose."
"Will you drive?" "Yeah, sure."

More examples

  • "Did you enjoy the film?" "Yeah, it was great."
  • "Have you seen Andrew?" "Yeah, he was on his way to the library."
  • As a child she was told to say "yes" not "yeah".
  • "The cheque's in the post." "Yeah, yeah!"
  • Yeah, looking back now, I wish I'd done things differently.


(Definition of “yeah” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"yeah" in American English

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yeahadverb [ not gradable ]

us /jeə, jæə/ infml

(spelled the way it is often spoken) yes:

"Will you drive?" "Yeah, sure."

(Definition of “yeah” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)