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yabba                         large Jamaican earthenware or wooden vessel

yabby                         small edible freshwater crayfish

yachty                        relating to yachts

yad                           rod used by readers of the Torah as a pointer for following text

yaff                          to bark like a snarling dog

yaffingale                    a green woodpecker

yaffle                        a green woodpecker

yag                           synthetic diamond made of yttrium aluminum garnet

yager                         nineteenth-century rifle

yahrzeit                      Jewish remembrance of the first anniversary of someone's death

yair                          tidal enclosure for catching fish

yajna                         Hindu sacrificial rite

yakhdan                       box used for carrying ice on back of pack animal

yakow                         animal crossbred from male yak and domestic cow

yale                          mythical animal resembling tusked horse with elephant's tail and used in heraldry

yam                           posting-house along a road

yantra                        geometrical diagram designed as a meditation aid

yaply                         hungrily, very eagerly

yapness                       hunger

yapok                         an amphibious opossum of South America

yapp                          limp leather binding in which cover overlaps edges of book

yarak                         of a hawk, in good condition for hunting

Yarborough                    a totally worthless hand in whist or bridge

yardage                       charge for use of a yard

yardang                       ridge formed by wind erosion parallel to prevailing winds

yardarm                       either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship

yarder                        donkey-engine used in logging

yardland                      unit of land area equal to 30 acres

yare                          marked by quickness and agility; nimble; prepared; easily handled

yarling                       wailing; howling

yarmulke                      skullcap worn by Orthodox Jewish men

yarnwindle                    tool for winding yarn into a ball

yarpha                        peatbog; sandy or fibrous peat

yarrow                        flowering herb growing in moist areas; milfoil

yashiki                       residence of a feudal Japanese nobleman

yashmak                       double Muslim veil leaving only eyes uncovered

yataghan                      a long knife, common in Turkey, which has a double curved blade

yate                          species of eucalyptus tree with strong wood

yaud                          a worn out or old horse

yautia                        root crop of the West Indies like a yam

yaw                           to move unsteadily side to side; to rotate about a vertical axis

yawl                          ship's small boat; sailboat carrying mainsail and one or more jibs

yawny                         prone to yawning; characterized by yawning

yclept                        by the name of; called

yclyketed                     latched

yealing                       person of the same age

yean                          to give birth to a lamb or kid

yeanling                      lamb; kid

yeasty                        full of restless energy or creativity; insubstantial

yede                          to go

yeevil                        a fork used for pitching dung

yegg                          a criminal, esp a safecracker or burglar

yelek                         outer garment worn by Turkish women

yellow                        to bellow; to yelp

yellowback                    cheap sensational novel

yelm                          a straight bundle of straw used for thatching

yelt                          a young sow

yemeles                       careless; negligent

yentz                         to cheat, to swindle; to fornicate

yeomanette                    old term for a female yeoman in the American naval reserve

yepsen                        to cup your hands to drink water out of the faucet or to form a bowl with your hands to receive food; the amount that can be held in two hands cupped together

yerk                          to draw tight; to bind

yesterang                     something that was caught (or taken) yesterday

yestreen                      yesterday evening

yeuk                          to itch

yex                           to hiccup, belch or spit

yikker                        to utter sharp little cries

yird                          to bury

yirn                          to whine; to pout or show petulance

yisel                         a hostage

ylem                          in the big-bang theory, the primordial matter of the universe, which existed before formation of the elements

ylespil                       a hedgehog

yobbo                         hoodlum

yoctosecond                   one septillionth of a second

yogh                          letter in Middle English representing y or 'hh' sound

yogibogeybox                  the materials or apparatus used by a spiritualist

yoicks                        expression of surprise or excitement

yomp                          to march with heavy equipment over difficult terrain; to cover a certain distance in this way

yonderly                      mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded

yoni                          symbol representing female genitals

yonic                         having to do with the vagina (like phallic, only female)

yonks                         a very long time

yonner                        a Lancashlre hillbilly

yordim                        emigrants who leave Israel

yosenabe                      a soup consisting especially of seafood and vegetables cooked in a broth; a Japanese equivalent of bouillaibaise

youf                          a bark that is muffled

younker                       a young person

yowie                         1. a large, hairy, man-like creature supposedly inhabiting south-eastern Australia

yowie                         2. a little ewe

yperite                       mustard gas

ypsiliform                    shaped like an upsilon

yrneh                         unit of reciprocal inductance

yttriferous                   bearing yttrium

yu                            precious jade

yuft                          Russia leather

yuke                          to itch

 

 

 

 

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