Yah vs Nyah - What's the difference?

yah | nyah |

As a proper noun yah

is .

As an interjection nyah is

expressing smug triumph.



Etymology 1

An alternative pronunciation, akin to yeah.


  • (UK, India, South Africa) Yes.
  • Yah , we did go along but it turned out the wedding was a load of nonsense.

    Etymology 2

    From the pronunciation of “yes” which such people use.


    (en noun)
  • (British, informal) An upper-class person, especially a Sloane Ranger.
  • Anagrams

    * * * English location adverbs ----




    (en interjection)
  • Expressing smug triumph.
  • * 1993 , Ted Andrews, Enchantment of the faerie realm (page 74)
  • When the waves didn't catch me, I would laugh and sing out, "Nyah , nyah, nyah!"
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=August 7, author=George Vecsey, title=On Big Day for Bronx, Cheating Is Nonissue, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Yankee fans have been saying, Nyah, nyah , I told you so, since the news was revealed in The New York Times. }}