The Brief: Yee is an alternative to "Yes" or "Yeah" typically used in a celebratory manner.


“Yee” is a word often said when someone is excited about something, synonymous with “Yes” and usually paired with an exclamation point.

For added emphasis, one might double-up, with an exclamatory “Yee Yee!” which can also be used interchangeably with “Yee Haw!” (depending on the context).

Oddly enough, though not too surprising considering the number of cartoons that have inspired memes (Scooby Doo’s Shaggy and The Simpsons‘ Ralph Wiggum, to name a few), “Yee” originally comes from the Italian language version of the animated movie Dinosaur Adventure, also called The Little Dinosaur.

The one-word phrase used by a green dinosaur inspired the popular “Yee Dinosaur” meme on YouTube.