Wiktionary:Word of the day/2024/July 11

Word of the day
for July 11
yessum contraction (informal)
  1. (US, dialectal, dated) Used to express agreement with a woman (and, somewhat less commonly, a man): yes, ma'am.
  2. (Australia) Alternative form of yes.

The American author Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, in which the word is used, was published on this day in 1960.

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