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"Aye, I would"
- Mr. Roberts, campground manager at the World Cup (GF7)

Definition

A dialect word for “yes” that in modern usage tends to be used only in nautical contexts and in formal voting. 

While perfectly understandable in the U.S., this word is worth noting because its use in ordinary conversation may offer clues to the speaker's place of origin. Speakers from various areas in Scotland and Yorkshire, for example, might be more likely to use this word than people elsewhere.

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