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Is yes a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word yes is a Scrabble US word. The word yes is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

Y4E1S1

Is yes a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word yes is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

Y4E1S1

Is yes a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word yes is a Words With Friends word. The word yes is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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You can make 6 words from 'yes' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'yes'

SEY 6SYE 6
YES 6 

2 letters words from 'yes'

ES 2YE 5

All 3 letters words made out of yes

yes eys yse sye esy sey

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word yes. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in yes.

Definitions and meaning of yes

yes

Etymology

From Middle English yes, from Old English ġīese. Compare yea.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Particle

yes

  1. Used to show agreement or acceptance.
    • 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      Hi, Jonathan. Are you busy? — Yes, I’m busy.
  2. Used to indicate disagreement or dissent in reply to a negative statement.
  3. Answer to a question presuming one answer when all answers are correct.
  4. An exclamation of pleasure or approval, usually transcribed with an exclamation point.

Usage notes

  • In Old and Middle English, yes was a more forceful affirmative than yea.
  • An example of yes used to disagree with a statement: the questions "You don’t want it, do you?" and "Don’t you want it?" are answered by "yes" if the respondent does want the item, and "no" if not. Many languages use a specific word for this purpose; see translation table below.

Synonyms

  • Dialect or archaic forms: arr, ay, aye, yea, yassuh
  • Nautical, military, telecommunications: affirmative
  • Colloquial or slang forms: ya, yah, yeah, yeh, yep, yeppers, yup, yuppers, yus, ahuh, mhm, uh huh.
  • See also: Thesaurus:yes

Antonyms

  • Standard form: no
  • Nautical, military, telecommunications: negative
  • Dialect or archaic forms: nay
  • Colloquial or slang forms: ixnay, nah, naw, nope
  • See also: Thesaurus:no

Coordinate terms

  • (expression of agreement or acceptance): nod

Derived terms

Translations

Interjection

yes

  1. Used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement.
    Antonym: no
  2. Response that confirms that the user is paying attention.

Translations

Noun

yes (plural yeses or yesses)

  1. An affirmative expression; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
    Synonyms: aye, yea, nod
    Antonyms: no, nay
  2. A vote of support or in favor/favour of something.
    Synonyms: aye, yea
    Antonym: nay

Translations

Verb

yes (third-person singular simple present yeses or yesses, present participle yessing, simple past and past participle yessed)

  1. (colloquial, transitive) to agree with, affirm, approve.
    Synonyms: agree, consent, nod
  2. (slang) to attempt to flatter someone by habitually agreeing

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • yee

Anagrams

  • Sey., Sye, eys, sye

Asturian

Verb

yes

  1. second-person singular present indicative of ser

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from English yes.

Interjection

yes

  1. (colloquial) Expression of triumph, vehement approval, etc.

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English yes.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɛs/
  • Hyphenation: yes
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Interjection

yes

  1. (colloquial) yay (exclamation of happiness or enthusiasm)
    Synonym: jee

French

Etymology

From English yes.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɛs/

Interjection

yes

  1. (chiefly Quebec, colloquial) yes!
    Synonym: oui

Ido

Etymology

From Esperanto jes, from English yes.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jes/

Adverb

yes

  1. yes
    Antonym: no

Middle English

Etymology 1

Noun

yes (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of is (ice)

Etymology 2

Interjection

yes

  1. Alternative form of yis (yes)

Etymology 3

Determiner

yes

  1. (East Anglia) Alternative form of þes (these)

Etymology 4

Noun

yes

  1. (Late Middle English) plural of ye (eye)

Novial

Particle

yes

  1. yes
    Antonym: no

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɟ͡ʝes/

Noun

yes

  1. plural of ye

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English yes.

Particle

yes

  1. yes (word used to show agreement or acceptance)

Interjection

yes

  1. yes (used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement)

Source: wiktionary.org
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