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Exclam. A greeting, hello. (Midlands/North use. Dialect)
"Ay-up, mate!"
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Northern English word of greeting, surprise or warning.

Etymology: from Old Norse "Se Upp" meaning 'look up' or 'watch out'.
Greeting: Ayup, ow's tha gooin?
Surprise: Ayup! What's this then?
Warning: Ayup, mind thi eead!
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a greeting. as in hello or hi. common in the Nottm area of UK and the Midlands. is often followed by the word 'me duck'.
Ayup me duck. hows your mam?
by dee October 13, 2003
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a term used to greet to someone who lives in the north west of England.
'ay up lad you reet'
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an affirmation used by natives of Maine; confirmation of agreement
"Ayup, she's a gem, that girl is."
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barnsley dialect
generally used as a greeting but can also be used as an expression of shock, or to ask someone how they are.

"You have one word that means Hello, How are you, Whats this, Hang on a minute and bloody hell! (Ayup..)"

"ayup are tha lekkin"

"ayup?! whats tha chelpin for?!"
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