yé-yé

See also: yeye, yéye, and yéyé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French yéyé, from English yeah-yeah.

NounEdit

yé-yé (countable and uncountable, plural yé-yés)

  1. (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[1], 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.
  2. (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[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      The Mods and the Yé Yés are growing up.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /je.je/
  • (file)

NounEdit

yé-yé m or f (plural yé-yés)

  1. Alternative form of yéyé

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