Meaning of yea-nay in English:

yea-nay

(also yea/nay)

adjective

  • 1Characterized by both ‘yea’ and ’nay’; (hence) characterized by a lack of firm answers or decisions; equivocal (now rare).

  • 2Answerable by or definable in terms of a simple affirmation or negation.

Origin

Early 19th century.