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yabber Tweet Definition of yabber Like Definition of yabber on Facebook
verb 
  1. (Australian) To talk, jabber.
     
yakka Tweet Definition of yakka Like Definition of yakka on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. (Australian) work
verb 
  1. (Australian) to work
     
Yard Tweet Definition of Yard Like Definition of Yard on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (the Yard) w:Scotland Yard, Scotland Yard or w:New Scotland Yard, New Scotland Yard
  2. (Jamaican) Jamaica
     
yarraman Tweet Definition of yarraman Like Definition of yarraman on Facebook
noun (pl=yarramans, pl2=yarramen)
  1. (context, Australian Aboriginal) horse
     
yawl Tweet Definition of yawl Like Definition of yawl on Facebook
noun 
  1. (nautical) A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.
  2. (nautical) A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen stepped abaft the rudderpost.
verb 
  1. To cry out; to howl;
     
yeoman Tweet Definition of yeoman Like Definition of yeoman on Facebook
noun (yeomen)
  1. An official providing honorable service in a royal or high noble household.
  2. A third in order of the feudal servant fighting class below knight, squire and above a page. A yeoman archer is typically a mounted archer but who fights on foot, sometimes called a man-at-arms.
  3. A subordinate, deputy, aide, or assistant.
  4. A Yeoman Warder.
  5. A clerk in the US navy, and US Coast Guard.
  6. A member of the Yeomanry Cavalry officially chartered in 1794 originating around the 1760s.
  7. A member of the Imperial Yeomanry officially created in 1890s and renamed in 1907.
  8. A former class of small freeholders who farm their own land.
  9. (nautical) In a vessel of war, the person in charge of the storeroom.
     
yob Tweet Definition of yob Like Definition of yob on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, pejorative, chiefly, UK, AU, slang) A person who engages in antisocial behavior/behaviour and/or drunkenness.
     
yobbo Tweet Definition of yobbo Like Definition of yobbo on Facebook
noun (pl=yobbos, pl2=yobboes)
  1. (context, UK, AU, pejorative, slang) A yob.
     

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