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Difference between Yay, Yea and Yeah

Yay or yea means yes in an oral vote, hurrah, or to this extent.

  • All those in favor of the change, please say yea.

Yay! We finally beat the competition.

  • He caught a large catfish about yea big.

Yeah means yes in casual speech or writing.

  • Yeah, I’d love to join the school’s debating team.