Slang Words for Yes (and How to Use Them)

There are plenty of slang words for no. But just like we regularly have to express disagreement, we also have to commonly show we agree with something.

So, how do you say yes in a way that doesn’t feel boring? We’re here to answer that question in this list of slang words for yes. Keep reading to see what we found.


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Slang Words for Yes (in Alphabetical Order)

A

Affirmative

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): A stiff, formal way of saying yes. You normally use this one if you’re trying to sound robotic or humorous.
  • Example:
  • Person 1: “Did you take out the garbage?”
  • Person 2: “Affirmative. Garbage has been removed. Over and out.”

Aight

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Abbreviated version of “all right.” Popularized by hip hop.
  • Example: “He offered me a beer, and I said aight.”

Aye

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Less common phrase for yes that’s great if you’re trying to imitate a pirate. This one is generally used in formal government meetings.
  • Example:
  • Person 1: “All in favor, say aye.”
  • Person 2: “Aye.”

Ayuh

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): A way of saying yes that’s usually associated with rednecks or people who live in the country.

B

Bet

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Common method of saying yes or acknowledging you heard something. This is particularly popular in New York slang.
  • Example:
  • Person 1: “I’m not in the mood for burgers tonight. Can we get something else?”
  • Person 2: “Bet.”

C

Chaa/Cha

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Casual slang word for yes. It used to be very popular in the stereotypical surfer guy dialect.
  • Example: “Cha, man, I caught a sick wave.”

D

Da

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Russian word for yes. It’s often used jokingly in English.

Damn Skippy

Meaning:

  • (Expression): Extremely enthusiastic way of indicating your agreement.
  • Example: “Do I want beer? Damn skippy!”

Damn Straight

Meaning:

  • (Expression): Another emphatic way of saying yes. You can say it similarly to “damn skippy.”

Darn Tootin’

Meaning:

  • (Expression): Country slang for yes. It’s also a politer way of saying damn skippy or straight.

Does a Bear S*** in the Woods?

Meaning:

  • (Expression): A sarcastic way of saying yes. Alternatively, you can respond with any other question in which the answer is obviously yes.
  • Example:
  • Person 1: “Do you want to share some of my food with me? I ordered too much.”
  • Person 2: “Uh, does a bear s*** in the woods? Obviously, I want food!”

F

Fo Sho/Fo Shizzle

Meaning:

  • (Expression): Slang phrase that means “for sure.” Can be used to say yes or indicate that something is true.

For Real

Meaning:

  • (Expression): Another slang phrase that’s similar to “for sure.” You can use it the same way you’d say fo sho.

H

Heck Yeah/Ya

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Politer way of saying “hell yeah.” An extremely emphatic, forceful way of saying yes.
  • Example: “Heck yeah, I’m going to the party tonight!”

Hell Yes/Hell Yeah

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): More mature way to say “heck yeah.” Also indicates overwhelming agreement to something.

N

No, Yeah

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Common way of saying yes or agreeing in the Midwest. If you switch the order of the words, it becomes no.

O

Okie Dokie/Okey Dokey

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Somewhat childish or juvenile way of saying yes, but it’s also often used by adults.

Oui

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): French word for yes. It’s occasionally used by English speakers, especially if they’re pretending to be fancy.

R

Right On

Meaning:

  • (Expression): Enthusiastic way of indicating you agree with something or you’re excited about something.
  • Example:
  • Person 1: “You’ve been selected to win our grand prize!”
  • Person 2: “Right on!”

S

Sounds Good

Meaning:

  • (Expression): A more passive way to indicate agreement with something. It’s not over-enthusiastic or excited.
  • Example:
  • Person 1: “How about we meet for drinks later?”
  • Person 2: “Sounds good.”

Sure

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Another kind of passive way to agree or say yes. This is often used to indicate you are hesitant about something depending on your tone of voice.
  • Example:
  • Person 1: “So, it’s a date?”
  • Person 2: “Sure, I guess.”

Sure Thing

Meaning:

  • (Expression): Unlike sure, this one steps up the confidence a bit. It’s usually more enthusiastic in showing you agreement with something.
  • Example:
  • Person 1: “Hey, would you mind sending me a copy of that file when you have the time?”
  • Person 2: “Sure thing!”

T

Totes

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Abbreviated version of the word “totally.” It’s generally an emphatic yes or agreement statement.

True That/Tru That

Meaning:

  • (Expression): A phrase that means something is true or you agree with it. It doesn’t necessarily mean yes in response to a question.
  • Example:
  • Person 1: “Dating online is so hard in this city.”
  • Person 2: “True that.”

U

Uh-Huh

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Common US slang for saying yes. You can say it in a monotone to indicate that you’re barely listening to someone or excitedly to indicate strong agreement.

W

Word

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): This is basically synonymous to true that. You say this when you want to show you agree with a sentiment, not as a response to a question. 

Y

Ya

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Common texting slang for “yeah.” You would typically use this in writing, because you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between it and yeah out loud.

Yas

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Extremely enthusiastic, forceful yes. The more you draw it out, the more enthusiastic it is.
  • Example: “Yaaaaassssss queen! Slay!”

Ye

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Extremely abbreviated version of “yeah.” It’s common in text form, but you can say it out loud, as well.

Yeah

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): One of the most common forms of “yes” out there, especially in the US.

Yep

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Another popular slang word for yes. Especially common in the Midwest or rural areas.

Yepperdoodles/Yupperdoodles

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Cutesy way to say yes or agreeing with something.  

Yer

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): You can use this to say yes or as an alternative spelling of “your” or “you’re.”

Yesh

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Another cutesy way of saying yes.

Yessir

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Combination of the words “yes” and “sir.” You usually say them fast, so it blends into the word “yessir.”
  • Example: “Yessir, I’d love to get more spam emails about your service.”

Yessum

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): This is the female equivalent of “yessir.” It combines the words “yes” and “ma’am,” so you can use it in response to something said by a woman.

Yis/Yiss

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Less common way of saying yes.

Yomp

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): A common slang word for yes.

You Betcha

Meaning:

  • (Expression): An extremely common phrase in the Midwest to indicate agreement or emphasize a statement. This one is especially popular in Minnesota.
  • Example: “Do I want some breakfast? You betcha!”

Read More: 30 Minnesota Slang Words, Sayings and Phrases (Complete List)

Yup

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Another fairly common way of saying yes, especially in the US.

Yuppers/Yeppers

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Essentially a cuter way of saying “yup.”

Yush

Meaning:

  • (Interjection): Less common informal way to say yes.

Wrap Up

You’d be surprised at how many slang terms there are for our most basic words, including yes! There are countless fun and diverse ways of agreeing with someone or answering a question in the positive.

Looking for other ways to show some enthusiasm? We’ve got a list of slang words for love that you can use when speaking to your favorite people.

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