Yeet

1. Why do people yell Yeet?

To throw something out of rage

Yeet is a nonsensical exclamation yelled by a person when throwing something out of anger. The tantrum typically occurs when a person loses a competition, usually when gaming online.

The phrase is often used by tweens, teens, and young adults who struggle with managing their anger when losing. Some objects that are commonly thrown during the tantrum include game controllers, devices, monitors, chairs, computer mice, beverages, and food.

The phrase gained popularity in the 2010s and it has murky origins. Some believe it was first used by a person shooting a 3-pointer in basketball, which then morphed into being a go-to exclamation by raging gamers. The gaming community widely adopted the expression, which doesn't actually mean anything. Along with being yelled by frustrated gamers, it is also commonly used in humorous memes depicting frustration.

Example

"YEET!!!!!!"
"Dude, you broke my monitor!"

Yeet throwing meme

SpongeBob Fortnite yeet meme

SpongeBob Fortnite yeet meme

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Last Updated: May 1, 2020

2. Why do people say "Yeet?"

Excited

Yeet is a phrase used by somebody who is really excited. The person's crush may have just agreed to go out with him, he may have just hit a 3-pointer in basketball, or he may have just discovered that he got an "A" on a difficult exam.

Example

"I just passed my final on 3 hours of sleep, yeet!"

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Last Updated: May 1, 2020

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