YEET

What Does YEET Mean?

YEET is an exclamation of excitement. YEET also means "throw," "chuck," or "dump." It was also a viral dance move.

Here is more information about each of these definitions of YEET, with examples of use.

Exclamation of Excitement

The term YEET seems to have originated as an exclamation of excitement, similar to expressions such as "yee haw!", "yay!" and "yes!" For example:
  • "I aced the test! YEET!"
  • "YEET! We won!"

Viral Dance Move / Throw

In 2014, a stylized dance called YEET went viral on YOUTUBE and, over the next few years, a number of videos picked up millions of views.

As can be seen in this video of vines from 2018, as well as the dance move, YEET was firmly established as an exclamation of excitement, especially when associated with the throwing of objects:
YEET eventually became a synonym for the word "throw," especially slang synonyms of "throw," such as "chuck," "pass," and "dump." For example:
  • "Listen to me, or I'll YEET your damn phone out of the window!"
  • "YEET me that hammer, I need to do some fine tuning of this console."
  • "She got YEETED because he found out about Kev."

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When I write YEET, I mean this: meaning of YEET YEET is an exclamation of excitement, a dance, and can mean "throw."

Summary of Key Points for First Definition of YEET

"Exclamation of Excitement" is the most common definition for YEET on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
YEET
Definition:Exclamation of Excitement
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Throw" is another common definition of YEET.
YEET
Definition:Throw
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Summary of Key Points for Third Definition

YEET is also a dance.
YEET
Definition:Dance
Type:Word
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

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An Academic Look at YEET

YEET is typically used as an interjection. An interjection is not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence. It is included in a sentence to express a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm. For example:
  • I got the job! YEET!
  • (Here, YEET is an interjection expressing joy.)
YEET can also be used as a verb (i.e., a doing word). For example:
  • I am going to YEET this damn jar!

Example of YEET Used in a Text

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