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Yuppie (n.): Abbreviated for of "young urban professional"; said of young, very career-oriented, financially successful people.

Yawn: Something one says to show that one is bored. ex: "Oh, great, another romantic comedy. Yawn."

Yack (v.): Somewhat rude version of "to talk." ex: "He was yackin' away, and I wasn't even listening."

Yeah: Conversational form of "yes".

You bet: 1) Of course. ex: "P1: Hey you wanna come to the beach with us? P2: You bet!"; 2) No problem. ex: "P1: Thanks for all your help! P2: You bet!"

You can say that again!: Phrase meaning "I agree with you completely."

You're telling me!: Phrase meaning "I know exactly what you mean"; Similar to "Don't I know it!"; ex: "P1: My son's in Iraq. I miss him so much! P2: You're telling me! I've got two sons over there!"

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