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Interjection | Pronounced: \ee, ˈē\ | IPA: /i/ Definition of Y —used to express surprise Origin of Y New Mexican English. Misunderstanding of English interjection from subdivision of eek, a generic surprised yell, as a shortening of the Mexican Spanish colloquial interjection of hijole, pronounced ee-ho-lay, similar to the English word yikes. Alternate spellings exist; E. First […]Continue reading