Yeppers (or yuppers) is an alternative way to say the word ‘yes’, therefore it can be used to express affirmation, confirmation, or agreement.
By the end of the 19th century, the word ‘yes’ started to gain slangy connotations in informal speech in the United States. It is believed that ‘yep’ and ‘nope’ appeared in the English language circa the 1870s as an alternative way to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
Derived from ‘yep’, yeppers started out as a slang word, and was initially used by American college students. Evidence of the term being used in college paper press dates back to the late 1980’s.
Yeppers became very popular in the 2000’s, as it was frequently used during several episodes of Emmy-winning comedy TV show The Office (U.S.), by the character Michael Scott.
There are dozens of entries on Urban Dictionary that discuss yeppers, with articles dating back as far as 2003.
- Urban Dictionary – Yeppers