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yack (!) Exclam. An exclamation of disgust. A variation on 'yuck!'.
Verb. To talk incessantly and boringly. Also spelt yak and often extended to yack on, meaning the same.
yack up Verb. To vomit. E.g."That was the worst meal ever; I feel like yacking up."
yacky Adj. Disgusting, vile.
yam Noun. Home. Also 'yem'. [North-east/Cumbrian use. Dialect?]
yampy Adj. Crazy, mad, insane. [Birmingham/ W. Midlands use]
yam yam Noun. A person from the Black Country, an area of England encompassing Wolverhampton, Dudley, and Stourbridge. From the way in which people from this locality speak. Derog. [Birmingham use]
yank Noun. An act of masturbation. Male usage. E.g."Oh God! I just walked in on Martin having a yank."
Verb. To masturbate. E.g."He looks like he's been up all night yanking."
yap Verb. To talk incessantly. {Informal}
yard Noun. One's home. [London use]
yardie Noun. A member of a Jamaican criminal gang. Usually operating internationally and in the distribution of illicit drugs. [Jamaica]
ya wank Noun. A contemptible person. [Scottish use]
yawn Noun. Something that is very boring. E.g."Amanda's boyfriend is obsessed with football, he's such a yawn." {Informal}
y-bone steak Noun. The female genitals.
yellow belly Noun. A person from Lincolnshire.
yem Noun. See 'yam'.
yikes! Exclam. An expression of surprise or astonishment.
yitney Noun. A coward. Also yitni. [Notts. & Leics. use/Dialect?]
yo! Exclam. A greeting or an attention seeking call. [Orig. U.S.]
yob Noun. A lout or hooligan. Derived from the backslang of boy.
yobbo Noun. Meaning the same as 'yob'.
yomp Verb. To walk hard and with vigour. [1900s]
yonks Noun. An age, a long time.
you're having a laugh (!) Phrs./Exclam. See 'having a laugh'.
your mum! Exclam. A general insult, used as an angry or disagreeable response to another's comment.
yoursen Pron. Yourself. [Northern use/Dialect]
yo-yo knickers Noun. A promiscuous woman, a sexually loose woman. From the frequency of her underwear going up and down. Derog.
yuck (!) Noun. A thing that is vile or distasteful. E.g."Don't eat that, it's yuck and tastes mouldy."
Exclam. Expressing extreme distaste.
yucky Adj. Very unpleasant or distasteful.
yummy mummy Noun. A young, attractive mother. {Informal}

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