What Does YH Mean?

The abbreviation YH means "Yeah" or "Yahoo." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.


YH is widely used to mean "Yeah." It is a quick reply in the affirmative (i.e., to say yes). For example:
  • Sam: Their belt size would be equator.
  • Terry: YH!
  • Ali: Russian dolls are so full of themselves.
  • Lee: YH!
YH can sometimes indicate sarcasm or exasperation on the part of the sender. However, this is more likely when the sender uses YHYH ("Yeah, Yeah") instead of just YH.


As YH is such a popular term, it is also likely that it is used as a quick way to search for Yahoo, the US web services provider.

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meaning of YH

YH may also be an abbreviation for "Yahoo."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of YH

"Yeah" is the most common definition for YH on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for YH

YH may also be an abbreviation for "Yahoo."
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at YH

YH is a shortened version of either "Yeah" or "Yahoo." Therefore, it is a contraction. Contractions tend to be formed in one of three ways:
  • Using letters from the start of the word (e.g., OBV from obviously).
  • Using letters from the start and end of the word (e.g., Dr from Doctor).
  • Using an apostrophe to replace a letter or letters (e.g., can't from cannot).
For reasons of brevity in text-based conversations, contractions are rarely followed by periods/full stops and apostrophes are routinely omitted.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Yeah" instead of using the abbreviation YH to mean "Yes."

Example of YH Used in a Text


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