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Slang

Yikes!

This page is about the slang term Yikes!

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

a. a butterfly

b. a kitten

c. a snake

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Contributor: Matt Errey