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yank v. n. male masturbation; "Two minutes on that porn site an I was having a yank!" UK

yakker n. work esp hard work. As in "hard yakker", "farm yakker" comon in North Yorkshire, but also used all over Australia with same meaning UK (NE), AUS

yam-yam adj. derogatory Birmingham term from anyone from the Black Country area. f. Derived from peculiar dialect e.g. "y'am away next wick? (Are you away next week?) UK (M)

yap v. incessant chatter - often applied in response to vocalisation made by perceived inferiors, e.g. "Shut your yap or I'll belt ya!" UK

yard n. Home. e.g "I'm tired - I'm going yard." USA

yawn n. someone considered to be tedious companmy, i.e. boring "You aren't going out with that yawn are you? He'll bore you to tears!" UK

yellowbelly n. coward UK

yellow packet adj. Insult directed at povvos, doleys and so on. Derived from Fine Fare supermarket's economy range of "Yellow Packet" products. Being seen with a bag of Yellow Packet crisps was tantamount to admitting you were receiving free school meals. "Ey, them trainies are dead yellow packet they are!", (Used during the early "Thatcher Years"). circa. 1980 - '85 UK (NW)

yit n. A trog, hippy, spod, a Brian. Carries implications of being malodorous and socially maladjusted, and quite often Welsh. circa. 1970's - 80's UK (NW)

yitney n. cowardly, 'yellow'. Commonly used by teenage boys in the late 1970's when daring each other to perform some kind of competitive task. "Come on then, you're yitney" would generally provoke a positive response. circa. 1970's - 80's UK (NE)

yob, yobbo n. literally a backward boy - hooligan, troublemaker UK

yocker n. Spit, gob, flob, expectoration in general. e.g. "'ee's got yocker on 'is back" c.f. spit, gob, flob circa. 1970's - 80's UK (NW)

yomp n. a "forced" march or run. An "army" term that came into use in schools after the Falklands War when the public was told "yomping" part of paratroopers training. In schools it was applied to cross country training. circa. 1980's UK

yonks n. used, especially in Swansea area of South Wales to signify 'a long time' (says Clem). f. Originally an army abbreviation for an undefined period of time i.e. "Years, months, weeks, days", in other words "It'll be ready when it's done." UK (S.Wa)

you'vegotxma n. ritual cry accompanied by hard slapping on the back and running away rapidly. cf. xma

yosser, yozzer n. used for anyone with the surname Jones (also apparently Hughes... from the series "Boys from the blackstuff" by Alan Bleasedale - and also for Geoff Hughes dad!). UK (NW)

yukker n. babies, pre-school age children c.f. anklebiters, rugrats UK (Wa)

(ooohh... ) yup n. disbelief cf. Jimmy Hill etc.