Of, relating to, or characteristic of a type of popular music and fashion typical of 1960s youth culture, especially in France.
1A young person associated with yé-yé style or music.
2A style of light pop music originating in, and particularly associated with, France in the 1960s.
Popular yé-yé singers included France Gall, Sylvie Vartan, Françoise Hardy, and Serge Gainsbourg.
1960s; earliest use found in The Daily Telegraph. Apparently from French yé-yé (adjective) relating to this style of music (although this is first attested later: 1963), (noun) this style of music, person associated with this style of music from English yeah-yeah, reduplication of yeah, either because this frequently occurred in popular English-language songs of the period, or with reference to spontaneous exclamations by musicians and audiences.