Yeet: definition, conjugation, and usage

Yeet

“Yeet” is a neologism and one of the most versatile words in the English language. It is most frequently used as an interjection or verb, but there are technically no incorrect usages of the word.

Definition

The definition of yeet varies by context as much as it does by part of speech.

Interjection

  1. an exclamation of excitement or general approval

Verb

  1. to launch something at a high velocity
  2. to completely destroy someone

Noun

  1. the act of yeeting
  2. a motion consisting of swinging one’s arm to the side and/or behind one’s back, ending with extending the arm parallel to the ground at chest height

Usage examples

  • I’m gonna yeet this empty soda can straight into the recycling bin.
  • Wow, all of the other candidates yoted on Joe Biden during the debate.
  • Did you see Steve hit that sick yeet?
  • YA YEET!

definition of yeet

Conjugation

The conjugation of yeet is fairly flexible; some tenses of yeet have multiple acceptable forms. Below are the most common conjugations for the indicative, conditional, subjunctive, imperative, and participle forms.

Indicative

Present

I yeet
you yeet
he/she/it yeets
we yeet
y’all yeet
they yeet

Present continuous

I am yeeting
you are yeeting
he/she/it is yeeting
we are yeeting
y’all are yeeting
they are yeeting

Simple past

I yote OR I yeeted
you yote OR you yeeted
he/she/it yote OR he/she/it yeeted
we yote OR we yeeted
y’all yote OR y’all yeeted
they yote OR they yeeted

Past continuous

I was yeeting
you were yeeting
he/she/it was yeeting
we were yeeting
y’all were yeeting
they were yeeting

Present perfect

I have yought OR I have yoted
you have yought OR you have yoted
he/she/it has yought OR he/she/it has yoted
we have yought OR we have yoted
y’all have yought OR y’all have yoted
they have yought OR they have yoted

Present perfect continuous

I have been yeeting
you have been yeeting
he/she/it have been yeeting
we have been yeeting
y’all have been yeeting
they have been yeeting

Past perfect

I had yought OR I had yoted
you had yought OR you had yoted
he/she/it had yought OR he/she/it had yoted
we had yought OR we had yoted
y’all had yought OR y’all had yoted
they had yought OR they had yoted

Past perfect continuous

I had been yeeting
you had been yeeting
he/she/it had been yeeting
we had been yeeting
y’all had been yeeting
they had been yeeting

Future

I will yeet
you will yeet
he/she/it will yeet
we will yeet
y’all will yeet
they will yeet

Future continuous

I will be yeeting
you will be yeeting
he/she/it will be yeeting
we will be yeeting
y’all will be yeeting
they will be yeeting

Future perfect

I will have yought OR I will have yoted
you will have yought OR you will have yoted
he/she/it will have yought OR he/she/it will have yoted
we will have yought OR we will have yoted
y’all will have yought OR y’all will have yoted
they will have yought OR they will have yoted

Future perfect continuous

I will have been yeeting
you will have been yeeting
he/she/it will have been yeeting
we will have been yeeting
y’all will have been yeeting
they will have been yeeting

Conditional

Conditional present

I would yeet
you would yeet
he/she/it would yeet
we would yeet
y’all would yeet
they would yeet

Conditional present progressive

I would be yeeting
you would be yeeting
he/she/it would be yeeting
we would be yeeting
y’all would be yeeting
they would be yeeting

Conditional perfect

I would have yought OR I would have yoted
you would have yought OR you would have yoted
he/she/it would have yought OR he/she/it would have yoted
we would have yought OR we would have yoted
y’all would have yought OR y’all would have yoted
they would have yought OR they would have yoted

Conditional perfect progressive

I would have been yeeting
you would have been yeeting
he/she/it would have been yeeting
we would have been yeeting
y’all would have been yeeting
they would have been yeeting

Subjunctive

Present subjunctive

I yeet
you yeet
he/she/it yeet
we yeet
y’all yeet
they yeet

Past subjunctive

I yote OR I yeeted
you yote OR you yeeted
he/she/it yote OR he/she/it yeeted
we yote OR we yeeted
y’all yote OR y’all yeeted
they yote OR they yeeted

Past perfect subjunctive

I had yought OR I had yoted
you had yought OR you had yoted
he/she/it had yought OR he/she/it had yoted
we had yought OR we had yoted
y’all had yought OR y’all had yoted
they had yought OR they had yoted

Imperative

you yeet
let’s yeet
y’all yeet

Participle

Present participle: yeeting
Past participle: yought OR yoted

Frequently asked questions about Yeet

What is the origin of yeet?

Yeet was originally popularized by a short Vine video of a young student performing the dance move of the same name while his friends and onlookers chanted “ya yeet.” It has since been popularized by numerous videos and memes, working its way into regular usage in the English language.

Why do people like saying yeet?

Yeet is a euphonic word that is fun to say out loud, much like “skrrt” and “brrr.” However, unlike these peer words, yeet serves many functions beyond onomatopoeia. It is currently one of the most versatile words in English and may be used as any part of speech.

What is a yeet squad?

A yeet squad is a group of like-minded individuals who are about that yeet life.

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