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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR YESSING

She talked into the inter-office phone, did a lot of listening and yessing.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gise, gese "so be it!," probably from gea, ge "so" (see yea) + si "be it!," third person imperative of beon "to be" (see be). Originally stronger than simple yea. Used in Shakespeare mainly as an answer to negative questions. Yes-man is first recorded 1912, American English.

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