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interjection as in hurrah

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AOC’s red-carpet appearance received a healthy mix of yay and nay votes from commentators on all sides.

When Japan scored a point there were moans and a long wailing cry of E-yay.

Yay Haley for quick thinking and Bronagh for quick status updating!

But for The Hangover Part III, basically Todd just emailed me and said I was in it, and I was like, “Yay!”

Furthermore, Ryan did not need to vote yay even if he did want the bill to pass, since the measure had plenty of votes to spare.

If we did this, the policy costs for likely criminals would go up--yay!

"Yay; I hear both on ye," said the gentle old mother with a half smile.

As he lifted his foot to take the last step he closed his eyes, as the yay had bidden him.

At the bottom of the valley they came to a great hole in the ground; the yay pointed in and again led the way.

Then the yay showed him the shortest road to take and bade him return to his people.

In the northeast is seen the yay, Niltci, who accompanied the Navajo prophet to the home of the snakes.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to yay, such as: cheer, encouragement, whoopee, yell, hip-hip, and hurray.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.