Australian Slang For Yes (7 Examples)

We are of the opinion people should be more positive. A large part of this is saying yes to propositions! Of course, if they aren’t dangerous or illegal. Being affirmative can be a great thing, and a simple ‘yes’ can make a positive impact. In this article, let’s see what the Australian slang words for ‘yes’ are.

Aye

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) Originating all the way back in the era of pirates, this exclamation is used in a joking manner today.

Example:

  • Are we going to go see the new Batman movie tonight? Aye!

Bloody Oath

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) A very strong way of saying ‘yes’. You’re so certainly positive about something you are ready to make an oath in blood. This Australian slang dates all the way back and was used by sailors.

Example:

  • Are you sure you saw her with another man? Bloody oath!

Nah Yeah

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) This is a common slang term in Australia in which you first decline something only to quickly accept. ‘Nah yeah’ can be heard all over Australia really often.

Example:

  • Are we going swimming tomorrow? Nah yeah!

Totes

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) Short for ‘totally’, this is another slang term that arrived in Australia from the US. It’s a simple affirmation.

Example:

  • Are you going with me to the gym tonight? Totes!

Yas

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) Usually spelled in all caps with multiple letters ‘s’, this slang term originated in the US and is a part of the LGBTQI vernacular. However, nowadays people use it everywhere.

Example:

  • Did you see my new boots? Yassss queen, they are amazing!

Yeet

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) Yeet is a very strong Australian word for yes.

Example:

  • Are you with me through thick and thin? Yeet, mate.

Yep

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) Basically a hip way of saying yes. Used in most English-speaking countries.

Example:

  • Did you enjoy playing Elden Ring? Yep!

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