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Yes, to gain the attention of the listener and then no to answer their question...
Don't you think I'm cool?
Yeah, No!
by Jen'fer May 26, 2005
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An affirmation of understanding what the speaker of an inferred phrase or question means but, also answering that the particular phrase or question is not ok or inline with your way of thinking. Can also be used in a derogatory sense to give a false sense of understanding to the speaker.
Do you remember that dance that Elaine did at the office party? Yeah, no.
by Russ Herring April 23, 2008
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1. A seemingly paradoxical reply meaning negatory to the previous statement- said statement usually being a stupid favor or claim.

Origin: "Yeah, about that- No."

*Not to be confused with similar sounding, "Ya' know?" (You know?)
Stingy Friend: So, how about lending me $40 bucks for the strip club tonight?

You: Yeah, no.
by nightD February 02, 2011
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When you agree on something, but not completely.
Them: I think that we should go that way, and get some KFC.

You: Yeah, no lets go that way, then eat some Subway.
by Sentbox March 31, 2009
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An expression used to agree with a negative assessment of something, such as a bad pizza or sour beer; a verbal tic which people say when they want to agree but also to imply that their agreement is in some way mistaken or excessive.
"Yeah, no, I didn't think much of that fish was a little too fishy for my taste.
by Crawdad Nelson January 13, 2017
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