Dictionary: YAS – YD


• YASHA
n. 1970s homosexual sl. – an idiot; a fool

• YASK
n. 1. 1879 Eng. dial. – a hiccup
n. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a loud cough to clear the throat
n. 3. 1974 Sc. – fine rain, drizzle
vb. 1580 – to yawn 

• YASP
adj. 1. 1898 Sc. – active, brisk, energetic
adj. 2. 1898 Sc. – brisk, fresh

• YASPEN
n. 1691 Eng. dial. – as much as can be taken up in both hands together; a double handful

• YASSER
n. 1990s US sl. – an erection

• YASSICH
adv. Bk1905 Sc. – with violence

• YASSOO!
int. 1984 UK sl. – used as a greeting among troops who have served in Cyprus

• YAT
n. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a heifer
n. 2. 1968 Amer. dial. – one who speaks a distinctive working-class white vernacular of New Orleans; the vernacular itself
vb. 1. 1897 Sc. – to pour in a large quantity; to stream
vb. 2. 1962 Sc. – to put or place in a hurried, throwing manner; to shove, to stuff in hurriedly

• YATATA
n. 1940s US sl. – talk, chatter
vb. 1940s US sl. – to talk monotonously or tediously

• YATE
int. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a command to a horse to go to the right or left
vb. 1. a1122 obs. – to grant, to bestow, to concede 
vb. 2. c1200 obs. – to acknowledge, to confess 
vb. 3. a1300 obs. – to provide, to give, to offer 

• YATING
n. a1225 – granting, consent 

• YATTER
n. 1. 1808 Sc. – a collection of small objects; a confused mess or heap
n. 2. 1825 Sc. – an incessant talker; a gossip
n. 3. 1825 Sc. – the confused noise caused by many people talking loudly and together; a babel of tongues, a clamour; unintelligible speech
n. 4. 1827 Sc. & Eng. dial. – noisy or angry talk; brawling, scolding, grumbling, continual railing or carping 
n. 5. 1832 Sc. – continuous chatter; rambling and persistent talk, gabble
n. 6. 1925 Sc. – crumbs or remnants of food left by rats and mice
n. 7. 1930 Sc. – the sound of a waterfall
vb. 1. 1811 Sc. – to speak in a constant peevish, querulous manner; to nag, to chide, to carp, to scold, to fret, to grumble; to harp on about something
vb. 2. 1825 Sc. – to chatter, to ramble on in a confused or foolish manner; to prattle, to talk interminably
vb. 3. 1832 Sc. – of incoherent or unintelligible speech, as in a foreign language or of the sounds made by an animal: to gabble, to yelp, etc.
vb. 4. 1923 Sc. – of the jaws or teeth: to rattle against one another; to chatter, under the influence of cold or fear, or when one is talking volubly

• YATTERIE
adj. Bk1905 Sc. – fretful 

• YATTERIN
adj. 1. a1838 Sc. – captious, fretful, querulous, scolding
adj. 2. 1923 Sc. – endlessly talking, garrulous
n. 1. 1859 Sc. – continual scolding
n. 2. 1923 Sc. – a noisy chattering

• YATTERY
adj. a1838 Sc. – captious, fretful, querulous, scolding

• YATTER-YATTER
n. 1832 Sc. – continuous chatter; rambling and persistent talk
vb. 1825 Sc. – to chatter, to ramble on in a confused or foolish manner; to prattle, to talk interminably

• YATTIE
n. 2003 UK sl. – a girl

• YATTLE
n. 1. 1825 Sc. obs. – ambition, force, willpower
n. 2. 1882 Sc. – a double tooth; a grinder
n. 3. Bk1905 Sc. obs. – an endeavour; strength, force of mind

• YATTY
n. 1. 2000s Black British sl. – a girl, a girlfriend 
n. 2. 2000s Black British sl., derogatory – a promiscuous girl, a prostitute
n. 3. 2000s Black British sl. – a cowardly man

• YAUCHLE
vb. 1887 Sc. – to shamble, to walk in an awkward shuffling manner; to walk with difficulty

• YAUCHT
vb. 1882 Sc. – to owe

• YAUD
adj. 1500-20 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – of a horse: worn out
int. 1808 Sc. – a call made by a shepherd to his dog when he is to drive away sheep at a distance
n. 1. a1400 obs. – a strumpet; a whore; an unchaste or loose woman 
n. 2. 1500-20 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – a mare; usually, an old mare; also, loosely, an old or worn-out horse
n. 3. 1787 Sc. – a term of contempt for a woman, often one of slovenly or dissolute habits

• YAUDEN
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to grow dusk

• YAUD-SWIVER
n. 1508 obs. – one who commits buggery with a mare 

• YAUGH
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs. – dirty, nasty, filthy

• YAUK
vb. 1898 Sc. – to ache

• YAUL
adj. 1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous
vb. 1844 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to howl; to bawl, to shout; to scream harshly; to weep

• YAUL-CUTED
adj. 1789 Sc. – fleet of foot, nimble

• YAULD
adj. 1. 1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous
adj. 2. 1808 Sc. – of weather: sharp, keen, cold, frosty

• YAULIN
n. 1758 – a young herring 

• YAUNCE
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a quick, jerking movement of the body
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to toss the head; to shrug the shoulders; to make any quick movement of the body; of a horse: to prance

• YAUP
adj. 1. a1300 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – clever, cunning; shrewd, astute; nimble, active
adj. 2. c1450 obs. exc. Sc. – 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
n. 1. 1824 – a harsh, hoarse, or querulous cry, esp. of a bird 
n. 2. 1825 Sc. – a short, sharp bark
n. 3. 1835 – loud or foolish talk; incessant talking, generally implying nagging, querulousness, etc. 
n. 4. 1839 Eng. dial. – a perverse, wilful animal
n. 5. 1839 Eng. dial. – an impudent, forward child or youth; a mischievous lad
n. 6. 1896 Sc. – one who has a vacant stupid look; a fool, an oaf, a yokel
n. 7. M19 US colloq. – nonsense
n. 8. Bk1905 Sc. – a cough
n. 9. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a slope of land
n. 10. 1933 Sc. – a gaping with hunger, a keen appetite
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. 1736 Sc. – to gape with hunger or otherwise, to be hungry
vb. 3. 1824 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to shout, to bawl, to cry aloud; to talk in a loud, boisterous manner; to whine
vb. 4. 1824 Sc. – to speak in a chattering, nagging, or querulous way; to harp on
vb. 5. 1836 Eng. dial. – to gape, to yawn; to yawn audibly
vb. 6. 1880 Sc. – to speak in affected manner; applied to English speakers or to Scots who ape them
vb. 7. Bk1905 Sc. – to cough

• YAUPING
adj. 1. 1787 Eng. dial. – crying in despair, lamenting
adj. 2. 1825 Eng. dial. – ill-natured, peevish

• YAUPISH
adj. 1. 1789 Sc. – having a keen appetite, eager for food, hungry
adj. 2. 19C sl. – drunk

• YAUPY
adj. 1. 19C sl. – drunk
adj. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – given to screaming or bawling
adj. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – of birds: having a loud, inharmonious cry

• YAUX
n. Bk1905 Sc. – an axe

• YAVAL
adj. 1754 Sc. – prostrate, laid low, flat on one’s back and unable to rise; collapsed from insensibility, drink, etc.
vb. 1825 Sc. – to lay low, to knock down, to fell, to flatten to the ground

• YAVE
n. 1866 Sc. obs. – the power to inspire respect or fear; the ability to impress one’s opinions or wills on others; the act of impressing with much earnestness
vb. 1866 Sc. obs. – to overawe; to keep thoroughly in one’s power; to impress strongly

• YAVIL
adj. 1825 Sc. – prostrate and unable to rise; prone, flat

• YAVIL BACHELOR
n. 1866 Sc. – a widower

• YAVILL
n. 1876 Eng. dial. – a heath, a moor

• YAW
adv. 1667 – yes 
int. 1797 – an affected exclamation 
n. 1887 Sc. – an eel
vb. 1. a1529 Eng. dial. – to hew; to strike with something sharp
vb. 2. 1584 – to deviate, to go out of course, to go or move unsteadily 
vb. 3. 1596 Eng. dial. – to be wide open; to yawn 
vb. 4. 1819 Sc. obs. – to cry like a cat; to mew, to caterwaul
vb. 5. 1871 Sc. – to own, to possess; also, to owe, to be in debt to
vb. 6. 1887 Sc. – to ache
vb. 7. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to talk in a disagreeable manner; to talk disconnectedly and jerkily

• YAW-HAW
n. 1. 1867 – an affected person 
n. 2. 1922 – a loud or rude laugh 
vb. 1836 – to laugh rudely or noisily

• YAWK
vb. 1. 1824 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to call out loudly; to hoot; to shout; to talk quickly and indistinctly
vb. 2. 1840 Amer. dial. – to pull, to yank; to drag, to jerk
vb. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to gape
vb. 4. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to hawk, to clear the throat; to retch in vomiting

• YAWL
adj. 1. 1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous
adj. 2. 1808 Sc. – of weather: sharp, keen, frosty
n. 1. 1728 – a shout, a yell 
n. 2. 1903 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a cry; the act of crying
vb. 1. a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to cry out loudly from pain, grief, or distress; also said of the howling of dogs, the ‘wauling’ of cats, the screaming of peacocks
vb. 2. 1542 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to call aloud, to shout, to bawl, to scream, to vociferate 

• YAWLER
n. 1611 rare – one who howls 

• YAWLING
n. 1758 – a young herring 

• YAWLNESS
n. 1826 Sc. – vigour, nimbleness

• YAWM
vb. 1. 1890 Eng. dial. – to utter a loud, discordant sound; to shriek, to yell; to cry as a wild beast
vb. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to move about awkwardly or slowly; to stand gaping or idling; to saunter

• YAWMAGORP
n. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a yawn
n. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a yawning, stretching person; a lounger

• YAWN
n. L19 sl. – anything or anyone considered tedious, boring, or tiresome, and thus producing yawns
vb. 1. c725 obs. – to open the mouth voluntarily, esp. in order to swallow or devour something; in early use, to have the mouth wide open; to gape 
vb. 2. 1604 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to open the mouth wide from surprise or the like; to gape
vb. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to stare
vb. 4. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to howl like a dog; to cry

• YAWN AFTER
vb. a1250 obs. – to be eager to obtain, to long for 

• YAWNAX
n. 1870 Eng. dial. – a stupid person; a fool; a lazy, uncouth person; a boor

• YAWNER
n. 1940s US sl. – anything tedious, boring or yawn-producing

• YAWNEY
adj. 19C sl. – simple, foolish
n. 1876 Eng. dial. – a stupid, lazy, sleepy person; a fool

• YAWNEY-BOX
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a silly person; a lazy, stupid person

• YAWNFUL
adj. 1878 – inclined to yawn; wearisome, tedious 

• YAWNING
adj. 1634 obs. – longing after something 

• YAWN IN TECHNICOLOR
vb. 1981 US sl. – to vomit

• YAWN-MOUTHED
adj. 1861 – gaping, wide open 

• YAWNSOME
adj. 1900 – inclined to yawn; wearisome, tedious 

• YAWNUP
n. 1870 Eng. dial. – a stupid person; a fool; a lazy, uncouth person; a boor

• YAWNUPS
n. 1870 Eng. dial. – a stupid person; a fool; a lazy, uncouth person; a boor

• YAWNUPS’S CORNER
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – the corner of the streets were the boys congregate

• YAWNUX
n. 1870 Eng. dial. – a stupid person; a fool; a lazy, uncouth person; a boor

• YAWNY
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – boring

• YAWP
adj. 1. 1685 Sc. – quick, apt, ready; eager, keen; desirous; forward
adj. 2. 1768 Sc. – having a keen appetite, eager for food, hungry
n. 1. 1824 – harsh, hoarse, or querulous cry, esp. of a bird 
n. 2. 1889 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a shout, a yell; a loud cry; a loud noise; a whine; constant, noisy talking; foolish talk
n. 3. 1896 Sc. – one who has a vacant stupid look; a fool, an oaf, a yokel
n. 4. M19 US colloq. – nonsense
n. 5. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – the nape of the neck
n. 6. 20C Irish sl. – a whining, complaining person
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. 1736 Sc. – to gape with hunger or otherwise, to be hungry 
vb. 4. 1824 Sc. – to shout, to bawl, to cry aloud; to talk in a loud, boisterous manner; to whine
vb. 5. 1824 Sc. – to speak in a chattering, nagging, or querulous way; to harp on
vb. 6. 1836 Sc. – to gape, to yawn; to yawn audibly
vb. 7. 1880 Sc. – to speak in affected manner; applied to English speakers or to Scots who ape them
vb. 8. 1940s sl. – to vomit

• YAWPISH
adj. 1789 Sc. – having a keen appetite, eager for food, hungry

• YAWPISHNESS
n. 1828 Sc. – hunger, peckishness

• YAWPIT
adj. 1958 Sc. – pinched-looking, starved-looking

• YAWPNESS
n. 1828 Sc. – hunger, peckishness 

• YAWS
n. 1824 Sc. – syphilis 

• YAW-SIGHTED
adj. 1751 nautical sl. – cross-eyed, squinting

• YAW-WAYS
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – disorderly; in confusion
adv. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – slantwise; at an angle

• YAW-YAW
vb. 1854 – to talk affectedly 

• YAWYAWDOM
n. 1862 nonce word – an affected expression

• YAX
n. 1504 Eng. dial. – an axe

• YAY
int. 1963 sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation
n. 1995 US sl. – crack cocaine

• YA-YA
n. 2005 US sl. – the vagina

• YA-YA’s
n. 2005 US sl. – the female breasts

• YAY-NAY
n. M19 sl. – a simpleton; an unsophisticated person

• YAYO
n. 1. 2000s African-American & drug culture sl. – money
n. 2. 2000s African-American & drug culture sl. – marijuana

• YAYOO
n. 1995 US sl. – crack cocaine

• YAZOO
n. 1990 US sl. – the anus and rectum

• YAZZIHAMPER
n. 20C US sl. – a term of contempt for a disliked person

• YBLENT
adj. 1. a1125-1450 obs. – blinded; dazed
adj. 2. 1426 obs. – blended, mingled; confused, blurred 

• Y-BONE
n. 1998 NZ sl. – the vulva and vagina as an object of oral sex

• Y-BONE STEAK
n. 1970s sl. – the female genitals

• YBORN
adj. 900-930 obs. – born

• YBOUND
adj. c1330 obs. – bound 

• YBOWED
adj. 1387 obs. – influenced

• YBOWNE
adj. c1572 arch. – about to go or start

• YBOYLID
adj. c1430 obs. – boiled 

• YBRAD
adj. a1310 obs. – tortured as with fire 

• YBRAID
adj. c1430 obs. – pounded 

• YBRENT
adj. 1297 obs. – burnt 

• YBROYLID
adj. c1430 obs. – broiled 

• YBULD
adj. c1380 obs. – built 

• YCAPRED
adj. c1634 obs. – capered 

• YCARKED
adj. 1340 obs. – loaded, burdened 

• YCARPED
adj. 1377 obs. – talked 

• YCESED
adj. 1387 obs. – appeased, quieted 

• YCHAFFED
adj. 1422 obs. – warmed 

• YCHE
vb. 1398 obs. – to augment, to increase 

• YCHERYD
adj. c1407 obs. – well-favoured 

• YCLAD
adj. c1320 arch. – clothed

• YCLENSE
vb. 971 obs. – to cleanse 

• YCLEPE
vb. c950 obs. – to call by name; to name 

• YCLEPED
adj. c950 arch. – called, named

• YCLEPT
adj. c950 arch. – called, named

• YCLINGE
vb. c1620 obs. – to cling 

• YCLOMBEN
adj. c1412 obs. – climbed 

• YCLOSED
adj. 1377 obs. – closed 

• YCLOTHED
adj. 1297 obs. – clothed 

• YCLOUTED
adj. 1377 obs. – patched 

• YCLYKETED
adj. 1393 obs. – latched 

• Y-COLDED
adj. a1425 obs. – made cold, cooled 

• Y-COLOURID
adj. 1422 obs. – coloured 

• YCONFORTID
adj. a1422 obs. – comforted 

• YCONQUEST
adj. 1513 obs. – acquired 

• YCONSAYLED
adj. 1387 obs. – counselled 

• YCONTINED
adj. 1340 obs. – contained 

• YCORE
adj. a900 obs. – chosen 

• YCORVEN
adj. 1297 obs. – carved 

• YCOVERED
adj. 1742 obs. – covered 

• YCRAUL
vb. 1594 obs. – to crawl 

• YCRISTENED
adj. 1387 obs. – christened 

• YCROST
adj. 1603 obs. – crossed 

• YCULLID
adj. 1393 obs. – killed 

• YCUTTE
adj. c1430 obs. – cut 

• YDAD
int. c1680 obs. – a minced oath  

• YDAUNTED
adj. 1581 obs. – overcome 

• YDEAD
adj. 1387 obs. – dead 

• YDELED
adj. 1297 obs. – divided 

• YDEMPTFICALLY
adv. 1432-50 obs. rare – with actual identity

• YDEPT
adj. 1340 obs. – dipped 

• YDIGHT
adj. 1297 obs. – prepared, furnished, dressed 

• YDOBBLED
a1dj. 1340 obs. – doubled 

• YDOUGHT
adj. a1300 obs. – grown strong 

• YDODDED
adj. a1400 obs. – shorn 

• YDOLVE
adj. 1340 – undermined; buried 

• YDOUT
vb. 1297 obs. – to fear 

• YDOUTED
adj. 1399 obs. – feared 

• YDRED
adj. 1340 obs. – dreaded 

• YDRONKEN
adj. a1275 obs. – drunk 

• YDRUNKE
adj. a1275 obs. – drunk 

• Y DUB
n. 1984 US sl. – a premises of the YWCA, or the organization itself

• YDYNED
adj. 1393 obs. – dined 

• YDYT
adj. 1303 obs. – closed, shut up 


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