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Yey vs. Yay — What's the Difference?

By Tayyaba Rehman — Published on September 30, 2023
"Yey" is an incorrect spelling of the word "Yay," which is used to express excitement, joy, or triumph.
Yey vs. Yay

Difference Between Yey and Yay

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Which is correct: Yey or Yay

How to spell Yay?

Yey

Incorrect Spelling

Yay

Correct Spelling

Key Differences

Remember "Yay" has an 'a' like in "hooray."
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Link "Yay" with "Yay! I got an 'A'!" to remember the correct 'a' spelling.
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Recollect that "Yay" rhymes with "day," which also has an 'a'.
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Consider "Yey" as something a baby might type, while "Yay" is the correct adult version.
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Picture in your mind a cheering crowd spelling out "Y-A-Y."
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Compare with Definitions

Yey

Yey vs. is an incorrect spelling of Yay.
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Yay

Yay is used to express extreme happiness or excitement.
Yay! I won the lottery!
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Yay

Yay signifies approval or endorsement.
You got into college? Yay!
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Yay

Yay can be used to accentuate other words for emphasis.
I am so excited, yay excited!
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Yay

Yay denotes a sense of accomplishment or triumph.
She finished her project on time, yay!
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Yay

Yay is sometimes used sarcastically to denote lack of enthusiasm.
Yay, more chores.
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Yay

Used as an exclamation of pleasure, approval, elation, or victory.
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Yay

So; by this amount
"The fish was yay big" he said, spreading his arms three feet apart.
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Yay

(colloquial) An expression of happiness.
Yay! I have finally finished my work!
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Yay

Misspelling of yea
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Yay

Alternative spelling of yea
The tree was yay big.
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Yay

The letter for the y sound in Pitman shorthand.
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Yay

Cocaine (powder or crack).
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Yay

A branch of the Tai languages
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Common Curiosities

What is the pronunciation of Yay?

Pronounced like "yey" ([yei]).
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Which conjunction is used with Yay?

Typically, "Yay" stands alone or with "and" in informal situations.
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What is the verb form of Yay?

There is no verb form of "Yay."
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What is the singular form of Yay?

Yay itself is singular.
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Which article is used with Yay?

Articles are generally not used with interjections like "Yay."
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Is Yay a negative or positive word?

Generally positive, but can be sarcastic.
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What is the root word of Yay?

It's an onomatopoeic word; no root word.
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Which vowel is used before Yay?

An "a" is in "Yay."
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Is Yay a noun or adjective?

Yay is primarily an interjection.
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Is Yay an adverb?

No, it is an interjection.
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Why is it called Yay?

It's an interjection expressing joy, excitement, or approval; the origin is imitative.
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Is Yay an abstract noun?

No, it's an interjection.
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Is Yay a countable noun?

No, it's an interjection.
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Is Yay a vowel or consonant?

"Yay" is a word containing both a vowel and a consonant.
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Is the Yay term a metaphor?

No, it's an onomatopoeic interjection.
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How many syllables are in Yay?

One syllable.
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What is the second form of Yay?

Not applicable as it's an interjection.
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What is the plural form of Yay?

The term is generally not pluralized.
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Which preposition is used with Yay?

No standard preposition is used with "Yay."
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Is Yay a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.
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How do we divide Yay into syllables?

It's a single syllable, so it isn't divided.
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What is the first form of Yay?

Not applicable as it's an interjection.
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What is another term for Yay?

Hooray.
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How is Yay used in a sentence?

"Yay, I finally finished my homework!"
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What is a stressed syllable in Yay?

The entire word is stressed as it's a single syllable.
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Is the word Yay imperative?

No, it's an expression of emotion.
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What part of speech is Yay?

Interjection.
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What is the opposite of Yay?

Boo or nay.
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Which determiner is used with Yay?

No determiner is usually used with "Yay."
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What is the third form of Yay?

Not applicable as it's an interjection.
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Tayyaba Rehman is a distinguished writer, currently serving as a primary contributor to askdifference.com. As a researcher in semantics and etymology, Tayyaba's passion for the complexity of languages and their distinctions has found a perfect home on the platform. Tayyaba delves into the intricacies of language, distinguishing between commonly confused words and phrases, thereby providing clarity for readers worldwide.

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