"Yay long"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 28 16:57:22 UTC 2013

My Chapman's 1986 calls it "A sort of demonstrative adverb used with
adjectives of size, height, extent, etc. and often accompanied by a hand
gesture indicating size". 1950s & esp black. "To this extent; this; so".
Spells it <yea> (YAY).

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