What does yeet mean?

Yeet is an exclamation of excitement, approval, surprise, or all-around energy, often as issued when doing a dance move sầu or throwing something.

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An Urban man-city.net entry from 2008 defined yeet as an excited exclamation, particularly in sports và sexual contexts. Another defined yeet yeet as an expression of approval, à la That’s what I’m talking about it! Yeet Yeet!

Yeet, then, appears khổng lồ be an organic interjection. It doesn’t sound too dissimilar, after all, from exclamations like Yes! or Aight! 

The term spreads as a dance in blaông xã social truyền thông media culture in February năm trước. Several people are credited for the dance, including YouTuber Milik Fullilove sầu, who calls out Yeet! as he does his moves with personal flourishes.

More YouTube yeet demonstrations of yeet followed. A hip-hop tuy vậy by Quill called “YEET” was released, featuring yeet as a general exclamation akin lớn the earlier, 2008 definitions we saw. Yeet went viral Vine user Jas Nicole posted a video clip of a young man, called Lil Meatball, doing the dance, noted for a prominent arm chop, in March 2014 over the hip-hop track.

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Internet users made remixes of Lil Meatball—and plenty of memes. The memes photoshopped a still of Lil Meatball, arms extended, into lớn various settings, such as playing baseball or drumming.

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Perhaps because people often say yeet while doing the dance, yeet was further popularized as an interjection all its own khổng lồ show enthusiasm and approval, e.g., Yes, I got an A on that paper. Yeet!

Yeet went viral again in năm nhâm thìn, this time in a video clip featuring a young woman throwing an empty beverage can inlớn a crowded school hallway while saying Yeet! This đoạn phim help spread yeet as an exclamation issued when heaving something, often at someone in a playful manner, or when doing something spectacular, as when dunking over someone in basketball.

Young people, apparently, delighted in saying yeet, lượt thích one of those things we like khổng lồ say compulsively over & over again until we wear it out. Gamers took to yeet when making powerful moves. The massively popular, if controversial, YouTuber Logan Paul made a variant, ya yeet, a catchphrase.

Yeet seemed khổng lồ fade again in popular culture again until March 2018, when users of the subreddit r/dankmemes—dedicated to so-called dank memes, which are deliberately odd và obscure—started posting new yeet memes. They riff on the word yeet in a variety of absurd contexts (perhaps as a commentary on people wearing yeet out), often with images of the face with tears of joy emoji,