Dictionary: YAP – YAR


• YAP
adj. 1. a1300 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – clever, cunning; shrewd, astute; nimble, active
adj. 2. c1450 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – quick, apt, eager or ready, esp. to do something, keen; desirous
adj. 3. 1768 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – eager or ready to eat, hungry, with keen appetite
adj. 4. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – boorish; rustic
n. 1. 1824 Sc. – the call or scream of a bird in distress; the plaintive chirping of chickens
n. 2. 1825 Sc. – a chatterbox, someone who talks interminably in an affected manner; a windbag
n. 3. 1835 – incessant talking, generally implying nagging, querulousness, etc. 
n. 4. 1839 Eng. dial. – an impudent, forward child or youth; a mischievous lad
n. 5. 1839 Eng. dial. – a perverse, wilful animal
n. 6. 1842 Eng. dial. – incessant talk; inconsequential talk
n. 7. 1871 Amer. dial. – the mouth
n. 8. 1894 sl. – a stupid or foolish person; one slightly weak in intellect
n. 9. L19 US sl.. derogatory – a peasant, a rustic simpleton
n. 10. L19 US sl. – a contemptible person, irrespective of class or background
n. 11. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a yelping dog, a cur
n. 12. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – the short, noisy cry of a peevish child
n. 13. Bk1905 N. Ireland & Eng. dial. – a cross, peevish person; a troublesome, crying child
n. 14. 1910 Sc. sl. – an apple
n. 15. 1910s US sl. – a telltale, an informer
n. 16. 1912 criminals’ sl. – an easy victim; a dupe
n. 17. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a low person unworthy of his position
n. 18. 1920s US tramps’ sl. – a novice within the tramp community
n. 19. 1930 sl. – a conversation or chat
n. 20. 1933 Sc. – a gaping with hunger, a keen appetite
n. 21. 1950s W. Indies – a Chinese person
n. 22. 1950s sl. – a sound
n. 23.. 1970s US sl. – a young person in one of the learned and well-paid professions (Young American Professional)
n. 24. 1980s sl. – a petty swindler
n. 25. 1981 US sl. – in circus and carnival usage: a naive, gullible local resident
n. 26. 20C – a Japanese 
n. 27. 20C US colloq. – nonsense
n. 28. 20C Irish sl. – a whining, complaining person
n. 29. 20C Amer. dial. – a hillbilly or bumpkin
vb. 1. 1737 Sc. – to be hungry; to hunger
vb. 2. 1777 Ireland & Eng. dial. – to cheep, as a young bird
vb. 3. 1790 Eng. dial. – of a person: to croak, as the voice
vb. 4. 1802 Sc. – of birds: to chirp in a plaintive manner
vb. 5. 1824 Sc. – to speak nagging or querulous way; to harp on; to complain
vb. 6. 1825 Sc. – of a child: to cry shrilly, to scream, to whimper
vb. 7. 1880 Sc. – to speak in affected manner; applied to English speakers or to Scots who ape them
vb. 8. 1886 UK sl. – to talk incessantly
vb. 9. 1895 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial. – to talk snappishly, noisily, or foolishly; to chatter; to scold
vb. 10. E19 sl. – talk, to make a noise, esp. to shout at, like a dog
vb. 11. M19 sl. – to pay back
vb. 12. 1959 Sc. – to snatch, to sweep or whip away
 
• YAPE
adj. 1. 1739 Sc. – eager, keen, ready, active
adj. 2. 1768 Sc. – having a keen appetite, eager for food, hungry
n. 1894 Eng. dial. – gossip
vb. 1. 1883 Eng. dial. – to loiter
vb. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to gossip
 
• YAP IT UP
vb. E19 sl. – to talk, to make a noise, esp. to shout at, like a dog
 
• YAPLY
adv. 1. a1400 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – actively, nimbly, readily, eagerly
adv. 2. 1768 Sc. – hungrily, with a keen appetite
 
• YAPNESS
n. 1828 Sc. – hunger; keenness for food
 
• YAPPELY
adv. c1440 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – actively, nimbly, readily, eager
 
• YAPPER
n. 1. E19 sl. – a chatterer
n. 2. L19 US sl. – the mouth
n. 3. 1901 Eng. dial. – a snappish, sharp person
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to chatter, to talk; to answer saucily; to mouth
 
• YAPPER, SNAPPER, AND CRAPPER
n. 2004 US sl. – oral, vaginal, and anal sex with a woman
 
• YAPPET
vb. 1681 – to bark sharply as a small dog; to yelp 
 
• YAPPIE
n. 1892 Sc. – a puppy 
 
• THE YAPPIES
n. 1940s Aust. sl. – ‘the dogs’, i.e. greyhound racing or coursing
 
• YAPPIFIED
adj. 1979 UK sl. – idiotic
 
• YAPPINESS
n. 1930s colloq. – verbosity
 
• YAPPINGAL
n. 1906 Eng. dial. – the green woodpecker
 
• YAPPINGALE
n1 1852 Eng. dial. – the green woodpecker, Gecinus viridis
 
• YAPPISH
adj. 1788 Sc. – somewhat hungry; hungry; having a keen appetite
 
• YAP-POO
vb. M19 back-slang – to pay up
 
• YAP-PU
vb. M19 back-slang – to pay up
 
• YAPPY
adj. 1. M19 sl. – foolish, soft; idiotic
adj. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – sharp and unpleasant of speech; cross, irritable; usually applied to old people
adj. 3. Bk1905 N. Ireland – hungry-looking, thin
adj. 4. Bk1905 Eng. dial.  apt, quick
adj. 5. 1916 Sc. – having a keen appetite, eager for food, hungry
adj. 6. 1930s colloq., orig. US – noisy, talkative
adj. 7. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – boorish; rustic
adj. 8. 1990s US college sl. – over-generous
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a foolish person; one slightly weak in intellect
 
• YAPS!
int. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – an exclamation of reproof
 
• YAPSTER
n. L18 sl. – a dog
 
• YAP-STICK
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a foolish person; one slightly weak in intellect
 
• YAPS UPON YOU!
int. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – an exclamation of reproof
 
• YAP WAGON
n. 1920s US sl. – a vehicle taking tourists on sightseeing tours
 
• YAP YAP
n. 20C US sl. – a chatterer
vb. 1950s W. Indies – (as ‘yap-yap’) to open one’s mouth wide through hunger
 
• YAR
adj. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – harsh of taste; sour
adj. 2. 1960s US sl. – in love
int. 1. 1812 – an exclamation of disgust, aversion, or malicious defiance 
int. 2. 1989 US sl. – used as a general-purpose interjection, usually conveying excitement about something
vb. 1. 1611 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to snarl or growl as or like a dog
vb. 2. 1902 Eng. dial. – to cry; to shout; to speak loudly
 
• YARAM
n. 1567 thieves’ cant – milk
 
• YARB
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a term of contempt for a person
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to cut roughly
 
• YARBLES
n. 1. 1970s sl. – courage, guts 
n. 2. 1970s sl. – testicles
 
• YARBOS
n. 1980s US college sl. – breasts
 
• YARCO
n. 2005 UK sl. – a member of a subcultural urban adolescent grouping in Yarmouth, Norfolk, that seems to be defined by a hip-hop dress and jewellery sense
 
• YARD
adj. 1990s W. Indies & Black British sl. – Jamaican
n. 1. c950 obs. – a straight slender shoot or branch of a tree; a twig, a stick 
n. 2 c1000 obs. – a stick or rod used as an instrument for administering strokes by way of punishment or otherwise 
n. 3. c1000 obs. – a staff or stick carried in the hand as a walking-stick, or by a shepherd or herdsman 
n. 4. c1000-1050 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – a measuring-rod; a measuring-rod or stick of the length of three feet; a yard-stick
n. 5. a1225 obs. – a means or instrument of punishment; hence, punishment, chastisement 
n. 6. a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – a kitchen-garden or cottage-garden
n. 7. 1379 obs. – the penis 
n. 8. c1400 obs. – a thing of no value, something worthless  
n. 9. 1551 obs. – the Belt of Orion 
n. 10. 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a cluster of houses, a ‘fold’
n. 11. 1865 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a churchyard
n. 12. 1920s W. Indies & Black British sl. – a home, a house or other dwelling place
n. 13. 1926 US sl. – $100
n. 14. 1930s US prison sl. – a year; thus a sentence of 1 year
n. 15. 1930s US prison sl. – the recreation area of a prison
n. 16. 1932 US sl. – one thousand dollars
n. 17. 1950 W. Indies and Black British sl. – in prison, your cell
n. 18. 1960s drug culture sl. – $100 worth of heroin
n. 19. 1969 US sl. – a prison sentence of 100 years
n. 20. 1980s US college sl. – the campus
n. 21. 1990s Irish sl. – a toilet
n. 22. 1994 UK sl. – Jamaica
vb. 1. 18C – to coit a woman 
vb. 2. 1900s Aust. sl. – to marry
vb. 3. 1950s African-American sl. – to be sexually unfaithful
vb. 4. 1960s sl. – to chat, to make small talk
vb. 5. 1984 Can. sl. – to get hold of someone
 
• THE YARD
n. 1. 1888 sl. – Scotland Yard; later New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police
n. 2. 1980s sl. – Jamaica
 
• YARDAGE
n. 1. 1972 US sl. – a big penis
n. 2. 2005 US sl. – money
 
• YARD-AND-A-HALF
n. 1962 US sl. – one hundred and fifty dollars
 
• YARD APE
n. 1. 1973 Amer. dial., derogatory – a Black person
n. 2. 1974 Amer. dial. – an unruly, mischievous, or physically active child; a nickname for such a child 
n. 3. 2003 Amer. dial. – a poor, low-class White person, White trash
n. 4. 2006 Amer. dial., derogatory – an Amish man, or anyone with an Amish background
 
• YARD-AXE
n. 1902 Amer. dial. – an unprofessional, part-time lay preacher
 
• YARD-AXE LAWYER
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – a person (not a lawyer) who gives legal opinions on a variety of subjects
 
• YARD-AXE PREACHER
n. 1902 Amer. dial. – an unprofessional, part-time lay preacher
 
• YARD BABY
n. 1997 Amer. dial. – an illegitimate child
 
• YARD-BAND
n. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a tape-measure; a yard-stick
n. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – the three stars forming the belt of the constellation Orion
 
• YARDBIRD
n. 1. 1940s US sl. – anyone confined by authority to a restricted area
n. 2. 1945 US sl. – a newly arrived military recruit
n. 3. 1945 US services’ sl. – a soldier who, because of ineptitude or misdemeanor, is confined to a certain area, and often ordered to keep it clean and neat
n. 4. 1949 US sl. – Charlie Parker, jazz saxophonist
n. 5. 1949 US sl. – a prisoner, a convict
n. 6. 1956 US sl. – a chicken
n. 7. 1963 US sl. – a worker in a yard
n. 8. 1968 US sl. – on the railway: an injured employee assigned to limited duty in a railway yard
n. 9. 1971 US sl. – in trucking: a terminal employee who moves trucks around the yard
n. 10. 1990s US prison sl. – fried chicken
 
• YARDBIRD LAWYER
n. 1940s US criminals’ sl. – a prison inmate who has become a self-taught lawyer, either to pursue his own case, to combat prison corruption, or to help fellow inmates
 
• YARD BOY
n. 1990s US homosexual sl. – one who prefers sex outdoors
 
• YARD BUDDY
n. 1974 US sl. – a close friend in prison
 
• YARD BULL
n. 1. 1910s US sl. – a railroad police officer, guard, or detective
n. 2. 1930s sl. – a prison guard
 
• YARD CHILD
n. 1. 1924 Amer. dial. – a legitimate child
n. 2. 1944 Amer. dial. – an illegitimate child
 
• YARD COLT
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – a child whose parents were not married; an illegitimate child
 
• YARD DICK
n. 1910s US sl. – a railroad police officer, guard, or detective
 
• YARD-DIKE
n. 1595 obs. – a garden wall 
 
• YARD DOG
n. 1. 1930s African-American sl. – a fool; a gullible person
n. 2. 1930s African-American sl. – an ill-dressed, badly behaved person
n. 3. 1973 US sl. – an unsophisticated, uncouth person
 
• YARD-DYKE
n. 1714 Sc. – a garden wall
 
• YARD EGG
n. 1879 Amer. dial. – a fresh egg
 
• YARDEL
n. 1879 Amer. dial. obs. rare – a yard-measure
 
• YARDEN
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a yard-stick
 
• YARD-FELL
n. 1382 obs. – the foreskin
 
• YARD-FOOT
n. Bk1905 Sc. – the lower end of a garden
 
• YARD GOOSE
n. 1977 US sl. – a railway pointsman
 
• YARD HACK
n. 20C US sl. – a prison guard
 
• YARD-HEAD
n. Bk1905 Sc. – the upper end of a garden
 
• YARDIE
n. 1. 1902 Eng. dial. – a dockyard labourer
n. 2. 1980s sl., orig. W. Indies – a Jamaican 
n. 3. 1986 sl. – a member of any of a number of West Indian, and esp. Jamaican, gangs engaged in usually  drug-related organized crime
n. 4. 2003 Jamaica sl. – a person from your neighbourhood; a friend

• YARD-LONG FEATHERS
n. 1868 Eng. dial. – straw
 
• YARDMAN
n. 1980s W. Indies & Black British teen sl. – a Jamaican
 
• YARD MEASURE
n. 1. 19C Brit. sl. – the female genitals; the vagina
n. 2. L19 Brit. sl. – the penis
 
• YARDNARB
n. L19 back-slang – brandy 
 
• YARDNEY
n. 1999 UK sl. – a manner of speech combining West Indian and London accents and vocabularies; ‘Yardie and Cockney’ 
 
• YARD NIGGER
n. 20C sl. – a subservient, acquiescent Black
 
• YARD OF CLAY
n. 1842 – a long clay tobacco pipe 
 
• YARD OF PUMP WATER
n. L19 sl. – a tall, thin person
 
• YARD OF SATIN
n. 19C sl. – a glass of gin
 
• YARD OF TIN
n. M19 sl. – a horn, esp. in hunting or coaching
 
• YARD OF TRIPE
n. M19 rhyming sl. – a pipe
 
• YARD ON
vb. 1950s African-American sl. – to be sexually unfaithful
 
• YARD OUT
vb. 1984 US sl. – to exercise in a prison yard
 
• YARD PATROL
n. 1. 20C US prison sl. – a group of convicts
n. 2. 20C US prison sl. – a prison guard
 
• YARD QUEEN
n. 2000s US prison sl. – a prison homosexual
 
• YARD RAT
n. 1. 1990s US prison sl. – a prisoner who frequents the prison yard, socializing with friends
n. 2. 2002 US sl. – a prisoner who is aggressive while on the yard
 
• YARD SALE
n. 1995 US sl. – in snow-based sports: the result of an accident in which equipment is deposited over a wide area
 
• YARDSTICK
n. 1. 1975 US sl. – the penis
n. 1976 US sl. – a road mile marker
 
• YARD-WAND
n. a1400 – a three-foot rod for measuring; a yardstick 
 
• YARD-WIDE DAYS
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – prosperous times
 
• YARE
adj. 1. c888 arch. & Eng. dial. – ready, prepared; desirous, eager
adj. 2. a1300 arch. & Eng. dial. – alert, nimble, active, brisk, quick
adj. 3. 1691 Eng. dial. – covetous, stingy
adj. 4. 1691 Eng. dial. – of grass or pastures: fresh, green
adv. 1. a900 obs. – well, thoroughly; certainly, plainly, without doubt 
adv. 2. c1250 obs. – quickly, without delay, promptly, immediately, soon 
adv. 3. 1622 obs. rare – nimbly, briskly 
int. 1606 arch. – a command to get ready quickly; quick!; esp. in nautical usage
vb. c888 obs. – to make or get ready, to prepare 
 
• YARELY
adv. a900 arch. – quickly, promptly, nimbly, briskly, diligently, eagerly
 
• YARE-WITEL
adj. c1205 obs. – quick-witted 
 
• YARF
n. 1897 Sc. – a peat-bog, a swamp
vb. 1990s US sl. – to whine and complain
 
• YARG
n. 1908 Sc. – persistent or repetitive talk, generally of a nagging, critical or tiresome sort 
vb. a1838 Sc. – to talk incessantly; to argue doggedly and tiresomely; to carp, to wrangle, to criticize
 
• YARK
adj. 1. 1777 Eng. dial. – brisk, lively; sharp-witted, shrewd, penetrating
adj. 2. 1880 Sc. – afraid, nervous
adj. 3. 1891 Eng. dial. – of weather: wild, stormy
n. 1. 1509 obs. Sc. & Eng. dial. – a smart blow or stroke, as of a whip or rod, or of a heaving body falling; a flogging; a lash, also, the sound of such a blow; the crack of a whip; a thud
n. 2. 1577 obs. rare – an impulse, an eager desire 
n. 3. 1581 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – the act of lashing out with the heels, as a horse; a kick; a sudden or abrupt movement, a jerk, a twitch
n. 4. 1876 Eng. dial. – rough amusement; larks
n. 5. 1896 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a jerk, a pull, a snatch
n. 6. 1900 Sc. – a draught; a long drink; a greedy bite; used of an indefinite quantity
n. 7. Bk1905 Sc. – a quick movement of any kind
n. 8. 1908 Sc. – the space between the forefinger and thumb
n. 9. 1974 Sc. – the edge of the foot at its widest part, the instep
n. 10. 2005 UK sl. – a member of a subcultural urban adolescent grouping in Yarmouth, Norfolk, that seems to be defined by a hip-hop dress and jewellery sense
vb. 1. c1000 obs. – to make ready, to prepare 
vb. 2. a1300 obs. – to put in position, to set, to place 
vb. 3. a1300 obs. – to grant, to bestow
vb. 4. c1430 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – to draw stitches tight, to twitch, as a shoemaker in sewing; also, to bind tightly with cords
vb. 5. c1520 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – to strike hard, esp. with a rod or whip; to beat, to thrash, to flog, to lash; to drive with a whip
vb. 6. 1565 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – to lash or strike out with the heels; to kick
vb. 7. 1568 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to pull, push, or throw with a sudden movement; to jerk, to wrench; to force
vb. 8. 1593 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – to stir up, to excite
vb. 9. 1599 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – to lash out with the legs, as a horse; to move some part of the body with a jerk or twitch
vb. 10. 1604 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – to utter spasmodically; to ‘jerk out’ words; to start a song, etc.
vb. 11. 1611 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – to spring or rise suddenly; esp. of animals
vb. 12. 1737 Sc. – to think hard; to beat one’s brains; of the mind: to be busy, worked up, or excited
vb. 13. 1781 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to slam; to shut with force
vb. 14. 1807 Eng. dial. – to be noisy, to indulge in horseplay
vb. 15. 1823 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to throw with a jerk; to cast violently; to toss
vb. 16. 1827 Sc. – to break; to cleave; to cut, to chop, to hack
vb. 17. 1843 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to move quickly or hastily; to push on; to do anything energetically; to work hard
vb. 18. 1873 Sc. – to start a tune; to commence singing, playing, etc.
vb. 19. 1895 Eng. dial. – to pack tightly; to ram full
vb. 20. 1899 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to dig out; to force up by the roots
vb. 21. 1901 Sc. – to bite greedily; to drink
vb. 22. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – of birds: to rise
vb. 23. Bk1905 Sc. obs. – of the rays of the sun: to beat powerfully on any object
vb. 24. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to stretch to the fullest extent
vb. 25. 1927 Amer. dial. – to vomit, to spew up something
 
• YARKEN
n. Bk1905 Sc. – the space between the forefinger and thumb; the hollow of the foot between the heel and great toe; the grasp of the hand
vb. c1205 obs. – to prepare 
 
• YARKER
n. 1. 1838 Sc. – a sudden, severe blow
n. 2. 1881 Eng. dial. – anything very large of its kind
n. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – an eager eater; a greedy person
n. 4. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – something very small or delicate; used ironically
 
• YARKIN
n. 1. a1838 Sc. – the space between the forefinger and thumb
n. 2. Bk1905 Sc. – the hollow of the foot between the heel and great toe; the grasp of the hand
 
• YARKING
adj. 1. 1895 Eng. dial. – grating, harsh
adj. 2. 1896 Sc. – severe
adj. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – very large of its kind
n. 1. c1000 obs. – preparation
n. 2. Bk1905 Sc. – incessant fault-finding
 
• YARK OUT
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to shout loudly
 
• YARL
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a loud, discordant sound; a bawl
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to utter a loud, discordant sound; to bawl
 
• YARLS
n. 1881 Eng. dial. – money given to confirm a bargain; earnest money
 
• YARM
n. 1. a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – a discordant, disagreeable sound or outcry; a scream, a yell
n. 2. M16 UK criminals’ sl. – milk
n. 3. 1880 Sc. – the cry or whine of a cat; mewing, caterwauling
n. 4. 1899 Sc. – the bleat of a sheep
vb. 1. c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to utter a discordant or mournful cry; to shriek, to scream, to yell, to howl, to wail 
vb. 2. 1790 Eng. dial. – to scold; to speak ill-naturedly; to find fault, to grumble
vb. 3. a1838 Sc. – of a cat: to mew, esp. in a plaintive, persistent manner
vb. 4. a1838 Sc. – of a sheep: to bleat 
vb. 5. 1926 Amer. dial. – to thrust into, to insert
 
• YARMER
n. 1974 Sc. – a cat, esp. in sea-taboo language
 
• YARMOUTH BLOATER
n. 1. 1832 – a native of Yarmouth, England 
n. 2. 1910s rhyming sl. for ‘motor’ – an automobile
 
• YARMOUTH CAPON
n. 1. a1661 – a red-herring 
n. 2. E19 sl. – a soldier, i.e. his red coat
 
• YARMS
n. 1898 Sc. – of a cat: caterwauling, mewing
 
• YARN
n. 1. 1812 UK, orig. nautical usage – a story, an adventure story, esp. a long, marvellous or incredible story; also, a mere tale
n. 2. 1835 sl. – a lie
n. 3. 1852 Aust. sl. – a chat, a talk, a conversation
n. 4. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – humour, mood
vb. 1. 1812 UK sl. – to tell a story, to tell tales, probably implausible or far-fetched ones
vb. 2. 1847 sl. – to converse, to chat, to talk
vb. 3. 1891 Amer. dial. – to lie, to tell a falsehood
 
• YARN-CHOPPER
n. 1. 1429 obs. – a dealer in yarn 
n. 2. L19 sl. – a story-teller, a chatterer
 
• YARNEN
adj. 1568 obs. – made of yarn 
 
• YARN-SLINGER
n. L19 sl. – a story-teller, a chatterer
 
• YARN-SPINNER
n. 1865 colloq. – one who ‘spins a yarn’; a story-teller
 
• YARN-SPINNING
n. 1867 – telling a story 
 
• YARNY
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – disposed to the telling of long tales
 
• YARP
vb. 1827 Sc. obs. – to ‘harp’ fretfully; to grumble, to carp, to complain, to whine
 
• YARPIE
n. 1980s Aust. sl. – a South African
 
• YARPIELAND
n. 1980s Aust. sl. – South Africa
 
• YARR
vb. 1. 1611 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to snarl or growl as or like a dog
vb. 2. 1778 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – quarrel, to be captious and troublesome
vb. 3. 1902 Eng. dial. – to cry; to shout; to speak loudly
 
• YARRA
adj. 1943 Aust. sl. – mad, insane, stupid, eccentric
n. L19 Aust. sl. – a stupid person
 
• YARRA BANKER
n. 1. 1895 Aust. sl. – an idler, a loafer found on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River 
n. 2. 1895 Aust. sl. – a soap-box orator
 
• YARRA BENDER
n. L19 Aust. sl.  – an idler, a loafer found on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River
 
• YARRAGE
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – an edge, corner, sharp point
 
• YARRAH!
int. 1827-32 Ireland – an exclamation of surprise; frequently used in accosting a person, or in calling attention
 
• YARRAN
n. 1880 Sc. obs. – an errand 
 
• YARRA-SIDER
n. L19 Aust. sl. – a soap-box orator
 
• YARRER
n. 1611 Eng. dial. obs. – a person or dog that growls or snarls
 
• YARRISH
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – harsh or strong of taste; acid, sour
 
• YARROW
adj. 1616 Eng. dial. obs. – fearful, faint-hearted
vb. 1808 Sc. – to earn, to gain by industry
 
• YARRUM
n. 1567 thieves’ cant – milk
 
• YARRY
adj. 1. 1841 Eng. dial. – harsh or strong of taste; acid, sour
adj. 2. 1842 Eng. dial. – ready; smart, quick; sharp, cunning; wary
 
• YARRY-HORSE
n. 1863 Eng. dial. – a horse that carries its head well
 
• YARTA
n. 1821 Sc. – a term of endearment or friendship; ‘my dear’
 
• YARUM
n. 1567 thieves’ cant – milk 
 
• YARY
adj. 1842 Eng. dial. – ready; smart, quick; sharp, cunning; wary


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