From French yéyé, from English yeah-yeah.
yé-yé (countable and uncountable, plural yé-yés)
- (uncountable, music) A genre of pop music of the early 1960s in Europe.
1966 December 18, Joan Barthel, “Francoise from France: White Boots and Ye-Ye”, in The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
[…] she (Françoise Hardy) is so today, so white boots and yé-yé, that she can make anyone over 25 (me) feel prehistoric, raccoon coat and rah-rah.
- (countable) A fan or artist of this genre.
1965 March 8, “Older Women In Their 20's Can Be Yé Yé”, in The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
The Mods and the Yé Yés are growing up.
yé-yé m or f (plural yé-yés)
- Alternative form of yéyé