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Absolutely not; no way. A: "I mean, would you betray your coworkers for a bit of extra money?" B: "No sir! I have principles." No sir, I will not be fooled again!
Absolutely not; no way. "Sirree" is an informal version of "sir." A: "I mean, would you betray your coworkers for a bit of extra money?" B: "No sirree! I have principles." No sirree, I will not be fooled again!
1. informal A more emphatic way of responding "yes." "Sirree" is itself an informal variant of "sir"; it is sometimes spelled "siree." A: "Are you going to the party tonight?" B: "Yes, sirree. Probably going to head over there around 9 or so."
2. informal Used to emphasize what one just said, rather than being addressed to anyone in particular. Yes, sirree, this new lawnmower will take care of that grass in half the time it used to take! I truly believe that this is the finest pizza in all of New York City, yes, siree!
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Also, no sirree. Certainly not. This emphatic denial is used without regard to the gender of the person addressed. For example, No sir, I'm not taking her up on that, or Live here? No sirree. [Mid-1800s]
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