Big Yikes

What does big yikes mean?

Wow

Big yikes means "Wow," and is an exaggerated version of "Yikes." It is typically utilized to express surprise or amazement that goes beyond the common "Yikes" term.

While "Yikes" dates back to the 1940s, "Big yikes" didn't become popular until 2018. It may be spoken aloud, but is typically used online where hyperbole runs rampant.

"Big yikes" is primarily utilized in reaction to something negative, cringeworthy, and unsettling. Some examples include a rejected public marriage proposal, a drunk person stumbling around, and parents bringing a baby to the movie theater.

Example

She had to go to the doctor because of her headache and they found a tumor.
Big yikes.
2020 has been a big yikes type of year for just about everybody

2020 has been a big yikes type of year for just about everybody

Related Slang

Categories

Updated October 7, 2020

Big yikes Definition by Slang.net

This page explains what the slang term "Big yikes" means. The definition, example, and related terms listed above have been written and compiled by the Slang.net team.

We are constantly updating our database with new slang terms, acronyms, and abbreviations. If you would like to suggest a term or an update to an existing one, please let us know!