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Meaning: interjection expressing surprise or shock

For example:

  • When Sally saw her phone bill, she said, "Yikes! How could it be that much?"

  • While Bill was driving home, he nearly hit a car that pulled out in front of him. "Yikes! That was close!"

Quick Quiz:

Ravij said "Yikes" when he saw
  1. a butterfly
  2. a kitten
  3. a snake

Discuss: Yikes!

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