yah

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yah

(jɑː; jɛə)
sentence substitute
an informal word for yes, often used to indicate derision or contempt
interj
an exclamation of derision or disgust

Yah

(jɑː)
n
informal Brit an affected upper-class person
[C20: from yah, the spoken form of yes supposedly used by upper-class British people]
Translations

yah

[jɑː] EXCL¡bah!

yah

interj (expressing disgust) → uh, igitt(igitt); (expressing derision) → ätsch, hähä
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes, even now, in my old age, I have bad dreams in which I hear that mate yell, Yah! Yah!
But when we were alongside, many canoes of us, the men on board began to shoot us with rifles, and as we paddled away I saw the mate who had gone to sea in the little boat spring upon the rail and dance and yell, Yah! Yah!
And the mate danced up and down upon the cabin top and yelled, "Yah! Yah!
Two days they kept us there, and the mate would climb up in the rigging to mock us and yell, Yah! Yah!
And when all the talk was finished, the mate stood up and mocked us, and yelled, Yah! Yah!
After that the mate mocked us one more time and yelled, Yah! Yah!
There was a muleteer to every donkey and a dozen volunteers beside, and they banged the donkeys with their goad sticks, and pricked them with their spikes, and shouted something that sounded like "Sekki- yah!" and kept up a din and a racket that was worse than Bedlam itself.
The former, when he had deposited his burden, took a critical survey of the room, and in cracked tones grated out - 'Aw wonder how yah can faishion to stand thear i' idleness un war, when all on 'ems goan out!
As I came to myself (with the aid of a heavy thump between the shoulders, and the restorative exclamation "Yah! Was there ever such a boy as this!" from my sister), I found Joe telling them about the convict's confession, and all the visitors suggesting different ways by which he had got into the pantry.
Do they say, 'We've had a spy among us!' Yah! you know better than that, by this time.
Yah! Cast up fer your last trip, all you Gloucester haddocks.
'Yah! Much you care about the truth,' said Mr Boffin, with a snap of his fingers.