Main definitions of ya in English

: YA1ya2

YA1

adjective & noun

  • ‘comics aimed at both YAs and younger readers’
    short for young adult
    ‘contemporary YA fiction’
    • ‘Mockingjay is the final installment in the best-selling YA trilogy.’
    • ‘Are books the perfect way for teens and YAs to explore issues and the questions they have?’
    • ‘YA adaptations have, on average, tended to see a drop of around 55 percent, but there is some variance among series.’
    • ‘Ultimate Spider-Man is very much a teen story, a YA comic before YA became a thing.’
    • ‘YAs reported symptom severity, symptom interference, and variations over time that were distinct from older patients.’

Main definitions of ya in English

: YA1ya2

ya2

possessive determiner & pronoun

  • non-standard spelling of you or your, used to represent informal or US pronunciation
    • ‘When ya coming to visit???’
    • ‘So are ya coming? I mean we need a commitment here.’

Pronunciation:

ya

/jə/