Dictionary: YAL – YAO


• YALD
adj. 1. 1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous
adj. 2. 1825 Sc. obs. – mean, niggardly, parsimonious
 
• YALDER
n. 1. 1866 Sc. & Eng. dial. – the noisy and rapid barking of a dog, esp. when in pursuit of prey, or when bringing an animal to bay 
n. 2. 1911 Sc. – a loud shouting; vociferous yelling
vb. 1. 1908 Sc. – to bark loudly and repeatedly, esp. of a dog in pursuit
vb. 2. 1949 Sc. – to speak in a loud voluble manner
 
• YALD-LOOKING
adj. 1885 Sc. – having the appearance of sprightliness 
 
• YALE
int. Bk1905 Sc. – an expression of defiance and contempt
n. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs. – a small quantity
n. 2. 1973 US sl. – a commercial hypodermic needle, whether or not it is manufactured by Yale
n. 3. 1980s drug culture sl. – crack cocaine
vb. Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to cry; to howl; to fret like a sick child; to grumble
 
• YALIE
n. 1952 US sl. – a student or alumnus of Yale University
 
• YALK
n. 1898 Sc. – a bark, a yelp 
vb. 1892 Sc. – to bark, to yelp
 
• YALKIE
n. 1974 Sc. – a sheepdog
 
• YALL
vb. 1721 Eng. dial. obs. – to go
 
• YALLACK!
int. 1880 Eng. dial. – look here! an exclamation denoting surprise or calling attention to anything
 
• YALLACRACK
n. 1866 Sc. – a loud outcry; a great noise of voices; an angry altercation
 
• YALLER
n. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – the yolk of an egg
 
• YALLICRACK
n. 1898 Sc. – a loud outcry; a great noise of voices; an angry altercation
 
• YALLIECRAAG
n. 1866 Sc. – a great outcry; a loud noise of voices; a sharp altercation
 
• YALLOCHIE
adj. 1888 Sc. – yellowish, of a slightly yellow colour
 
• YALLOP
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to snuggle
 
• YALLOWCHY
adj. 1888 Sc. – yellowish
 
• YALP
vb. 1. a1300 chiefly Eng. dial. – to shout or exclaim hoarsely; to yelp, as a dog; to cry harshly or querulously, as a bird
vb. 2. 1567 chiefly Eng. dial. – to utter with a strident or harsh voice
vb. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs. – to vomit
 
• YALP-YALP
vb. 1903 Sc. – of a person: to call out loudly and shrilly; to whine
 
• YALTIE
adv. Bk1905 Sc. obs. – slowly
int. Bk1905 Sc. obs. – take leisure!
 
• YALTO!
int. Bk1905 Sc. – used to denote surprise or defiance
 
• YALTOCO!
int. Bk1905 Sc. – used to denote surprise or defiance 
 
• YAM
n. 1. 1715 Sc. – a potato
n. 2. E18 sl. – food
n. 3. M19 African-American sl. – a West Indian
n. 4. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – the noise made in eating
n. 5. 1921 Sc. – a term of contempt for a silly, lumpish fellow; a blockhead
vb. 1. 1791 Eng. dial. – to eat greedily and with noise; to chew
vb. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to crave, to long for
vb. 3. 1951 US sl. – to talk too much
 
• YAMAL
n. 1845 Sc. – one born in the same year as another; a contemporary
 
• YAMATOOR
n. 1826 Sc. – an amateur
 
• YAMBER
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to scold; to abuse freely
 
• YAMF
n. 1685 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – a bark, a yelp
vb. 1718 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – to bark, as a dog, esp. a small dog; to yelp
 
• YAM FOOT
n. 2003 Trinidad and Tobago – a foot that is broad and splayed out
 
• YAMIDGEE
n. 1925 Aust. sl. – an Aboriginal, esp. an Aboriginal male
 
• YAMIE
adj. 1929 Sc. – having a feeling of nausea; squeamish
 
• YAMIENESS
n. 1929 Sc. – squeamishness
 
• YAMMAGI
n. 1925 Aust. sl. – an Aboriginal, esp. an Aboriginal male
 
• YAMMAL
adj. Bk1905 Sc. – born in the same year, twins
n. 1845 Sc. – one born in the same year as another; a contemporary
 
• YAMMALS
adj. Bk1905 Sc. – born in the same year, twins
 
• YAMMEL
adj. Bk1905 Sc. – born in the same year, twins
 
• YAMMER
n. 1. 1500-20 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a cry of lamentation, a wail; a loud outcry, shout, yell; lamentation, querulous utterance; a whimpering, a continuous loud complaining; grumbling
n. 2. 1776 Sc. obs. – the cry of a bird
n. 3. 1835 Ireland & Sc. – loud, incessant, or rambling talk
vb. 1. 1481 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – to lament, to mourn; to utter cries of lamentation or distress, to wail; to cry aloud fretfully; to whine, to whimper, to fret
vb. 2. 1513 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – to make a loud unpleasant noise or outcry; to howl, to yell; to roar, to shout; to talk loudly or persistently; to scold
vb. 3. 1705 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to long for, to yearn, to crave
vb. 4. 1774 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to murmur, to complain; to grumble
vb. 5. 1838 Sc. – of a bird: to utter a shrill cry; to sing loudly
vb. 6. 1881 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to talk or hum indistinctly; to stammer
vb. 7. 1892 Sc. – to rail, to nag
 
• YAMMERER
n. 1874 Sc. – a whining, fretful child
 
• YAMMERING
adj. 1. 1536 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – complaining
adj. 2. 1536 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – crying with grief, wailing
adj. 3. 1895 – making an outcry or clamour 
n. 1. 1705 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – a complaining, a whining
n. 2. 1705 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – a cry of grief; a wailing
n. 3. 1937 – an outcry, clamour 
 
• YAMMET
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – an ant
 
• YAMMIE
n. 1999 UK sl. – a Yamaha motorcycle 
 
• YAMMLOCH
n. 1900 Sc. – a social gathering, chiefly for the exchange of gossip
 
• YAMMY
adj. 1868 Eng. dial. – of the legs: well-shaped, stout
n. 1999 UK sl. – a Yamaha motorcycle
 
• YAMOUR
vb. 1. 1774 Sc. – to lament; to cry aloud fretfully; to fret; to whimper; to complain; to grumble
vb. 2. 1835 Sc. – to make a great outcry, or  a loud, disagreeable noise; to talk loudly or persistently; to shout; to scold
 
• YAMP
adj. 1. 1889 Sc. – noisy, uproarious, talkative
adj. 2. 1904 Sc. – hungry, peckish, having a keen appetite
adj. 3. 1911 Sc. – empty-looking, jaded
n. 2006 US sl. – an attractive girl
vb. 1866 Amer. dial. – to grab. to catch, to overcome, to steal
 
• YAMPH
n. 1685 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – a bark, a yelp
vb. 1. 1718 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – to bark, as a dog, esp. a small dog; to yelp
vb. 2. 1890 Sc. – to rampage; to career noisily
 
• YAMPHER
n. 1804 Sc. – a barking dog
 
• YAMPING
n. 1925 Amer. dial.-  stealing
 
• YAMSE
adj. 1908 Sc. – greedy, eager to get, covetous
 
• YAN
adj. 1825 Sc. – small, puny
n. 1825 Sc. – a small object or creature; a mite
 
• YANG
n. 1. 1974 US sl. – the rectum
n. 2. 1983 US sl. – the penis
vb. 1842 Eng. dial. – to say irritating things; to deride; to mock
 
• YANGER
adv. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – yonder
 
• YANG-YANG
adj. 1976 Aust. sl. – of a horse: lively or spirited
n. 1. 1970s US sl. – the penis
n. 2. 1980s US college sl. – (as ‘yang yang’) nonsense, rubbish
 
• YANK
adj. 1. 1790 Sc. – active, vigorous
adj. 2. M19 sl. – American
n. 1. 1778 often derogatory – an American; orig. a New Englander or someone from the northern states of America 
n. 2. 1790 Sc. – a sudden severe blow, esp. with the hand; a buffet; a stroke with the end of a whip-lash
n. 3. 1857 Sc. – a cutting remark, a word of reproof
n. 4. 1897 Sc. – the barking of a dog
n. 5. E19 sl. – a tug, a pull, a wrench
n. 6. M19 sl. – a cheater, a swindler
n. 7. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a quarrel
n. 8. World War I British army sl. – a US soldier
n. 9. 1977 UK bird-watching sl. – an American bird
n. 10. 2000s sl. – an act of masturbation
vb. 1. 1822 Sc. – to move quickly and vigorously, to spank along
vb. 2. 1848 sl., orig. US – to tug something with sudden energy; to remove something; to drag, to pull
vb. 3. US Civil War usage – to cheat; to trick
vb. 4. 1889 Eng. dial. – to strike sharply with the end of a whip-lash; to flog; to thrash
vb. 5. 1892 Sc. – to pass quickly
vb. 6. L19 sl., orig. US – to arrest
vb. 7. L19 sl., orig. US – to earn, to win, usually money
vb. 8. 1900s US sl. – to victimize, to harass or to dupe
vb. 9. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to quarrel
vb. 10. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to cry out; to squeal
vb. 11. 1923 Sc. – to cut bread in large slices
vb. 12. 1940s sl. – of British women: to pick up American servicemen during World War II
vb. 13. 1940s sl., orig. US – to remove
vb. 14. 1980s US college sl. – to vomit
vb. 15. 1990s US college sl. – to steal
vb. 16. M20 sl. – to masturbate
 
• YANK AND BANK
vb. 1986 US sl. – to execute a turn in a fighter plane
 
• YANK BAIT
n. Bk1999 Aust. sl., World War II usage, derogatory – Australian women hoping to attract the affections of American servicemen
 
• YANK-DOWN
n. L19 sl. – a profit, a commission
 
• YANKEE
adj. 1781 – pert. to or characteristic of Yankees, often with the connotation of cleverness, cunning, or cold calculation; loosely, belonging to the United States, American 
n. 1. 1765 US – a nickname for a native or inhabitant of New England; or, more widely, of the northern States generally; during the War of Secession applied by the Confederates to the soldiers of the Federal army
n. 2. c1784 – a native or inhabitant of the United States generally 
n. 3. 1804 Amer. dial. – whisky sweetened with molasses
n. 4. 1824 – the dialect of New England; loosely, American English generally 
n. 5. M19 sl. – a cheater, a swindler
n. 6. 1900s sl. – an act of cheating
n. 7. 1967 UK sl. – a multiple bet, gambling on four different horses in a specific combination of eleven bets
n. 8. 1977 UK sl. – a tool used by car thieves to pull out the cylinder of the ignition lock
n. 9. 1970s homosexual sl. – masturbation; a masturbator
vb. 1837 rare – to deal cunningly with like a Yankee, to cheat 
 
• YANKEE-BASHING
n. 1984 UK sl. – an act of engaging US servicemen in sexual activity
 
• YANKEE BUMP
n. 1940 Amer. dial. – a bump or a depression in a road, esp. a snow-covered road
 
• YANKEE CLIPPER
n. 1976 US sl. – a North American moving van
 
• YANKEE COTTON
n. 1969 Amer. dial. – snow
 
• YANKEE DIME
n. 1846 Amer. dial. – a kiss, esp. one offered as a reward; hence, something of little or no value
 
• YANKEE DOODLE
n. 1787 – a Yankee; a US native or inhabitant 
 
• YANKEE DOODLES
n. 1990s rhyming sl. – noodles
 
• YANKEE HEAVEN
n. L19 sl. – Paris
 
• YANKEE-JAWED
adv. 1967 Amer. dial. – askew, awry
 
• YANKEE-LAND
n. 1803 – the land of Yankees, New England; loosely, the United States 
 
• YANKEE MINUTE
n. 1995 Amer. dial. – a very short period of time
 
• YANKEE NICKEL
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a kiss, esp. one offered as a reward; hence, something of little or no value
 
• YANKEE PARADISE
n. L19 sl. – Paris
 
• YANKEE RAIN
n. 1978 Amer. dial. – snow
 
• YANKEERIES
n. L19 sl. – Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, which arrived in London in 1887
 
• YANKEESE
n. 1883 nonce word – American English
 
• YANKEE SHOUT
n. 1945 Aust. & NZ sl. – a round of drinks for which each individual buys their own drink; anything where people pay for themselves
 
• YANKEE STATE
n. 1884 – a nickname for Ohio 
 
• YANKEE’S YAWN
n. 1950s US homosexual sl. – the open mouth of a climaxing male
 
• YANKEE TOURNAMENT
n. 1961 Aust. sl. – a sporting contest in which everyone plays everyone else
 
• YANKEE-TRICK
n. 1900s sl. – an act of cheating
 
• YANKER
n. 1. 1822 Sc. obs. – a big or ‘thumping’ lie
n. 2. 1824 Sc. obs. – a tall agile girl; a clever girl 
n. 3. 1825 Sc. obs. – an incessant talker
n. 4. 1825 Sc. obs. – a smart blow or stroke, a whack
 
• YANKEY
adj. 1781 – pert. to or characteristic of Yankees, often with the connotation of cleverness, cunning, or cold calculation; loosely, belonging to the United States, American
n. 1. 1765 US – a nickname for a native or inhabitant of New England; or, more widely, of the northern States generally; during the War of Secession applied by the Confederates to the soldiers of the Federal army
n. 2. c1784 – a native or inhabitant of the United States generally 
 
• YANKEYESS
n. 1852 derogatory – an American woman 
 
• YANKIE
adj. 1870 Sc. – nimble, agile
n. 1790 Sc. – a smart, agile person; a sharp, clever, forward woman 
 
• YANKIELAND
n. E19 sl. – America
 
• YANKING
adj. 1824 Sc. – active, forward, pushing; sharp and quick
n. 1950 UK sl. – an act of engaging US servicemen in sexual activity
 
• YANKLAND
n. 1834 nonce word  – the land of the Yankees, America
 
• YANK MAGS
n. 1930s sl. – American pulp magazines, as distributed in the UK
 
• YANK OFF
vb. 1990s sl. – to masturbate
 
• YANK ONE’S CHAIN
vb. 1968 Amer. dial. – to cause someone to act in an unusual, strange, or unwelcome manner
 
• YANK ONE’S CRANK
vb. 20C US sl. – to masturbate
 
• YANK ONE’S MEAT
vb. 1970s sl. – to masturbate
 
• YANK ONE’S STRAP
vb. M20 sl. – to masturbate
 
• YANK ONE’S WANK
vb. 20C sl. – to masturbate
 
• YANK ONE’S YAM
vb. M20 sl. – to masturbate
 
• YANKS
n. 1. 1865 Eng. dial. – gaiters, leggings
n. 2. 1930s sl. – American pulp magazines, as distributed in the UK
 
• YANK SOMEONE’S CHAIN
vb. 1. 1980s Amer. sl. – to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone, to irritate, to annoy
vb. 2. 20C Amer. sl. – to deceive, to fool, to victimize
 
• YANK SOMEONE’S COAT
vb. 2000s US prison sl. – to confront a fellow inmate with a secret they do not wish revealed
 
• YANK SOMEONE’S STRING
vb. 1. 1980s Amer. sl. – to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone
vb. 2. 20C Amer. sl. – to deceive, to fool, to victimize
 
• YANK TANK
n. 1981 Aust. & NZ sl. – a large car, esp. one manufactured in the US
 
• YANK THE BUN
vb. 1885 sl. – to be the best of a kind; to rank the highest; to carry off the honours
 
• YANK THE PLANK
vb. 1990s rhyming sl. for ‘wank’ sl. – to masturbate
 
• YANK UP
vb. 1930s sl. – to bring up or educate a child roughly, without controls, manners, or discipline 
 
• YANKY
adj. 1. 1781 – pert. to or characteristic of Yankees, often with the connotation of cleverness, cunning, or cold calculation; loosely, belonging to the United States, American 
adj. 2. 1870 Sc. – active, agile, nimble
n. 1. 1765 US – a nickname for a native or inhabitant of New England; or, more widely, of the northern States generally; during the War of Secession applied by the Confederates to the soldiers of the Federal army 
n. 2. c1784 – a native or inhabitant of the United States generally 
n. 3. 1790 Sc. – a smart, agile person
 
• YANNERLY
adj. 1. 1876 Eng. dial. – shy, fond of retirement
adj. 2. B1900 Eng. dial. – selfish, absorbed in one’s own interests
adv. 1844 Eng. dial. – alone, lonely, solitary
 
• YANNIGAN
n. 1925 Amer. dial. – a bag for transporting one’s personal belongings; a haversack; a trunk
 
• YANT
adj. Bk1905 Sc. – small, puny
 
• YANTA
n. 1990s US sl., derogatory – a Black person
 
• YANTER
n. 1887 Sc. – a local name given to a person living in Nether Buckie, on the west side of the Buckie Burn in Banffshire
 
• YANTS
n. 1865 Eng. dial. – gaiters, leggings
 
• YANTSY
adj. 1970s US sl. – excited; nervous; aroused; ‘antsy’
 
• YA-O
n. 1995 US sl. – crack cocaine
 
• YAOH
n. 1999 UK sl. – cocaine


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