yass

(yaas)
exclamation
an exclamation of derision, defiance or provocation in black Caribbean English. It is a conflation of '(up) your ass'. The expression was briefly adopted by some black Americans and white
British speakers in the early 1970s. (The Rolling Stones' use of the term ya-yas in the title of their 1970 live album, Get yer Ya-Yas out, was a misreading of this expression.)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Yass Valley Council — Yass Valley Lage des Yass Valley Council in New South Wales Gliederung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yass River — Yass RiverVorlage:Infobox Fluss/GKZ fehlt Lage New South Wales (Australien) Flusssystem Murray River Abfluss über Murrumbidgee River → …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yass (software) — YASScite journal |author=Noe L., Kucherov. G.|title=YASS: enhancing the sensitivity of DNA similarity search |journal=Nucleic Acids Research |volume=33|issue=2 |pages=W540 W543 |year=2005 |doi=10.1093/nar/gki478 |pmid=15980530] cite journal… …   Wikipedia

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