Yes/No sirree, Bob!

I found that sirree means “Used for emphasis after yes or no.”

But who is Bob??

I couldn’t find anything on who Bob is, but I did find that the phrase was first recorded in 1847 (though it seems to have been a spoken phrase for about 10 years prior to that).

Source: “A Dictionary of Catch Phrases American and British” by Eric Partridge.

I’ve never heard it as Yes sirree, only No Sirree (Bob).

Bob’s your uncle.

:insert Church of the SubGenius plug here:

Not that you were asking for it, furt, but here’s what phrasefinder says about Bob’s Your Uncle:

I thought it was “Yessiree, BUB.” :confused: