Yabber – Yabbering – Piffle prattling maundering prating clacking gibbering palavering peaching piffling
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Piffle – Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly. Act in a trivial or ineffective way
Tattling – Divulge confidential information or secrets. Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly.
yabbering – Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly wittering twaddling talebearing prattling
Palavering – Have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds. Influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering. “He palavered her into going along”. Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
Maundering – Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly. Talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice. Wander aimlessly
Gibbering – Chatter inarticulately; of monkeys. Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly. gabbling clacking blabbering
Yaffle – an armful (of dried and salted cod-fish, kindling, etc.); a load (verb: to gather an armful)
yahoo – a boorish, crass, or stupid person (from Gulliver’s Travels)
yapp binding – eponym: a style of leather bookbinding, with soft limp edges that overlap and thus protect the exposed edges of the pages.
yarborough – eponym: a hand, at whist or bridge (13 cards), with no card 10 or above: no 10, jack, queen, king, or ace (which is, by the way, an ungodly bad hand)
yashmak – the veil worn by Muslim women when in public
Yegg – eponym: a burglar; orig. a safecracker
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Yellow dog – a contemptible person (adj: mean and contemptible)
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yellow dog democrat – an unswerving loyalist of the US Democratic party (contrast blue dog democrat)
yellow journalism [etymology] – sensationalistic journalism
yellow-dog contract – an employment contract barring the employee from joining a union
Yeoman (older meaning:) – an attendant/assistant to an official, etc. (and more specifically: a servant in a royal or noble household (usually above the lowest level, a groom or page)
(current meaning: 1. a diligent, dependable worker 2. a farmer who cultivates his own land)
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Yestreen – yesterday evening
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Yggdrasil – great tree in Norse mythology
ylem – hypothesized form of matter existing before the Big Bang
Yob – An uncultured, aggressive, rude, noisy troublemaker woman. Yobbo.
Yobbo – Australian slang: a rude or ignorant person
yonic – having to do with the vagina (from Sanskrit, I believe). (the feminine counterpart of phallic.)
yonsei – see issei
Young Turk – eponym: an insurgent
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younker – a young man
yump – slang; rally-driving: to leave the ground when going over a ridge or crest (also noun)
yupster – a yuppie hipster
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 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
yang-chin Chinese hammered dulcimer
yantra geometrical diagram designed as a meditation aid
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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 hand of cards containing no card above nine
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 long curved knife or sabre
yate species of eucalyptus tree with strong wood
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
yealing person of the same age
yean to give birth to a lamb or kid
yeanling lamb; kid
yearling animal or plant one year old
yeasty full of restless energy or creativity; insubstantial
yedda grass used to make straw hats
yede to go
yeep to cheep; to chirp
yegg a burglar of safes
yelek outer garment worn by Turkish women
exclaiming – An abrupt excited utterance. there was much exclaiming over it”. Utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy. “‘I won!’ he exclaimed”.
State or announce. “‘I am not a Communist,’ he exclaimed”.
yellow to bellow; to yelp
yellowback cheap sensational novel
yellowplush a footman
yelm a straight bundle of straw used for thatching
yelt a young sow
yelting glass-eyed snapper
yen craving or yearning
Yen – Have a desire for something or someone who is not present
yearn – Desire strongly or persistently. Have a desire for something or someone who is not present. Have affection for; feel tenderness for.
yenta gossip or busybody
yeo stream or drain used in mining
yeomanette old term for a female yeoman in the American naval reserve
yeowoman female yeoman
yerk to draw tight; to bind
yestertempest immediately preceding the last tempest
yetling cast iron; an object of cast iron
yeuk to itch
yew to rise, as a layer of froth in a boiling liquid
yewen made of yew-wood
yex to hiccup, belch or spit
yike imitation of the woodpecker’s cry
yikker to utter sharp little cries
yill to ply with ale
yips nervous state in golf causing player to miss an easy putt
yird to bury
ylem in alchemy, substance from which the elements developed
ylid compound bonding negatively charged carbon to a positively charged atom
yodization insertion of a ‘y’ sound after a consonant
yogh letter in Middle English representing y or ‘hh’ sound
yogibogeybox materials used by a spiritualist
yogic of or pertaining to yoga
yogini female yogi
yoicks expression of surprise or excitement
yok pejorative Jewish term for a non-Jew
yolk greasy substance emitted by sheep’s skin to moisten the wool
yomp to carry heavy equipment over difficult terrain
yon yonder; that over there; those over there
yonderly mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded
yoni symbol representing female genitals
yonside on the farther side of
yordim emigrants who leave Israel
york strap used to tie trouser legs beneath the knee
yote to cast in metal
young to present the younger side of a geological formation
youngberry dewberry similar to a loganberry
youngstock young domestic animals
younker a young person
youster to fester
youthquake the series of cultural upheavals of the 1960s
yowie a little ewe
yowndrift snow driven by the wind
yperite mustard gas
ypsiliform shaped like an upsilon
yrneh unit of reciprocal inductance
yttriferous bearing yttrium
yu precious jade
yuan flat perforated Chinese jade disk
yucca woody North American plant
yuft Russian leather
yuke to itch
yulo Chinese sculling oar
yusho skin-staining disease caused by contaminated rice oil
yuzbashi Turkish military officer
yoke – Ever seen a picture of a farm girl carrying two buckets of water hanging from ropes attached to a stick she’s balancing across her shoulders? That stick on her shoulders is a yoke.
Yoke also can mean the stick that connects two work animals together, or the act of connecting two things together as with a yoke. A classic tool of farmers for centuries, the yoke has also become a symbol of oppression — no one wants to live under the yoke of a tyrant’s rule. Do not confuse yoke with yolk, the yellow part of an egg.
rube = hick = chawbacon = hayseed = bumpkin = yahoo = oaf = lout = boor = churl = Goth = tike = tyke = barbarian = paysan = campesino = contadino = muzhik = kulak = fellah = ryot = clod = yobbo = yob = culchie = hayseed = hillbilly = schlub = bushy = carl = Bucolic
contadina = an Italian peasant girl or peasant woman
hick – Awkwardly simple and provincial. “a hick town”.
oaf – An awkward stupid person. lout
boor – A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement.
churl – A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement. A selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend. A bad-tempered person
tike – A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement. A young person of either sex. tyke
barbarian – A member of an uncivilized people. A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement.
paysan – a peasant or countryman, especially in France
campesino – (in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries) a peasant farmer.
contadino – An Italian farmer.
granger – A person who operates a farm. sodbuster = husbandman
paisano – A person from your own country. A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities.
muzhik – A Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917).
kulak – (historical) a prosperous landed peasant in tsarist Russia
fellah – An agricultural labourer in Arab countries
ryot – an Indian peasant or tenant farmer.
clod – An awkward stupid person
clodhopper – A thick and heavy shoe. brogan. brogue.
yob – An uncultured, aggressive, rude, noisy troublemaker. Yobbo.
culchie – an unsophisticated country person.
bogman – a person from a rural area.
hayseed – A person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture. hillbilly.
schlub – a talentless, unattractive, or boorish person.
bushy – Used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
carl – a peasant or man of low birth.
churl – A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement. A selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend. A bad-tempered person.
bucolic – (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic. “a pleasant bucolic scene”. Relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle. A country person. A short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life.
Yore – Time long past