Main definitions of ya in English

: ya1YA2

ya1

Pronunciation /yə/ /jə/

pronoun

informal
  • nonstandard spelling of you, used to represent a pronunciation

    • ‘see ya later’
    • ‘When ya coming to visit???’
    • ‘So are ya coming? I mean we need a commitment here.’

possessive determiner

informal
  • nonstandard spelling of your, used to represent a pronunciation

Main definitions of YA in English

: ya1YA2

YA2

noun

  • A person in their teens or early twenties, especially as a consumer of fiction, films, television programs, etc.

    • ‘comics aimed at both YAs and younger readers’

adjective

  • Denoting or relating to fiction, films, television programs, etc., intended or suitable for people in their teens or early twenties.

    • ‘contemporary YA fiction’

Origin

1970s short for young adult.