an affirmative answer of a yes/no question; originating in Southern US shortened version of "yes, ma'am"
by cai November 11, 2003
Southern polite people say "Yessum" to a female(usually an elder) meaning "Yes Ma'am". Can also be spelled "Yes'm"
by Mazui November 13, 2003
<Mother> Shave your balls, that tea-bagging session we had last night nearly clogged my throat with hair like a shower drain.
by Bastardized Bottomburp November 13, 2003
"Yes ma'am," common southern slang. It's a term of respect to a woman, usually older than the speaker.
by Fugerko.? November 22, 2003
From 1920's america, was used in the deep south by Jem and Scout in the book "To kill a Mocking Bird" means yes
by Alix--->foxy brown January 23, 2008
by Cds January 17, 2004
A response usually used alone in a mumbling manor to tell people that you are paying attention to them and you understand.
by Mysteriousdoor August 24, 2010