look up any word, like blumpkin:
 
1.
Southern polite people say "Yessum" to a female(usually an elder) meaning "Yes Ma'am". Can also be spelled "Yes'm"
Teacher: Warsh the chalk board and then you can go home.
Student: Yessum.
by Mazui November 13, 2003
 
2.
Sorta like "yes ma'am" only spoken very fast.
<Mother> Shave your balls, that tea-bagging session we had last night nearly clogged my throat with hair like a shower drain.
<Daniel> Yessum.
by Bastardized Bottomburp November 13, 2003
 
3.
an affirmative answer of a yes/no question; originating in Southern US shortened version of "yes, ma'am"
yessum, miss daisy i'll drive you to the store, yessum.
by cai November 11, 2003
 
4.
"Yes ma'am," common southern slang. It's a term of respect to a woman, usually older than the speaker.
"Go kill yourself, you stupid fuck."
"...yessum..."
by Fugerko.? November 22, 2003
 
5.
From 1920's america, was used in the deep south by Jem and Scout in the book "To kill a Mocking Bird" means yes
Nicole - "Have you seen my boots"
Jessica - "Yessum, they're by the door"
by Alix--->foxy brown January 23, 2008
 
6.
When you say yessums, you mean "yes"
How Cole Hutto answers his phone
by Cds January 17, 2004
 
7.
A response usually used alone in a mumbling manor to tell people that you are paying attention to them and you understand.
Jill: Can we go up the hill?

Jack: Yessums
by Mysteriousdoor August 24, 2010