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copy word under cursor in Vim
copy/delete word under cursor in Vim
yw / byw
Assuming that the cursor is at the first character of the word simply do this in command mode:
y is for yank and w is for word.
Other ways of doing the same thing which are not as efficient:
the v starts visual select mode. e tells vim to move to end of word. y yanks or copies the word. to delete replace y with x.
if the cursor is somewhere in the middle of the word, add a b before the command as in:

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tyler-hitzeman commented Mar 27, 2019

Thank you. You can also yaw to yank the entire word regardless of where the cursor is located.

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