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ya-ta-ta

ya-tā-tā
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [yuh tah tah]
    • /yə tɑ tɑ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [yuh tah tah]
    • /yə tɑ tɑ/

Definition of ya-ta-ta word

  • noun ya-ta-ta empty conversation. 1

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Origin of ya-ta-ta

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1945-50; imitative

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Parts of speech for Ya-ta-ta

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

ya-ta-ta popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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