Yam: Crying sound of a cat. 'He yammed and yammed until
I let him in.'
Andy adds: Yam - contemptible person as in "some yam stole my
Yella Mail (Yellow Meal) - Corn flour mix used to
make Indians (variant of soda farls) From: Sam Martin
YEOOOOO! : hi...From: Wee Timmers
Yer a right pillock! refering to someone with low
intelligence and a bad dress sense. From Christopher
Yes! Common greeting used in Derry city and surrounding
areas eg, 'Yes John, what about ye!' From Louise.
yin- one: in parts of Antrim and Down. (Ulster-Scots)
Yousins: You, when addressing more than one person.
'Are yousins here for the weddin'?'
Youse: Another version of you, when addressing more
than one person.
'Are youse gettin'?' is an often-heard Belfast version of 'Are you
Yer Ma! an expression of disbelief or mild condemnation.
Yahoo as in fool "He's a right yahoo" From:
Yappin' to constantly talk without pausing "If
ye dinny stop yappin' ye wee chile I'll give ye a queer clash on the
bake!" From: C. Curry
Yammerin: incessant talking without taking a break.
From: Sian Ferguson
Yoke: Thing, object. From: Brian
Pat O'Hare adds: Yoke (subculture) is also a very widely used term for
the drug Ecstasy - "Here mate got any Yokes?"
Ye boy / girl ye: Encouragement - 'Gawn ye boy ye',
'Up em stairs ye girl ye'. From: Brian
Y'up? a question asked frequently in the mornings
until you get the reply "Mup ni" From: Sian Ferguson
Yin - one 'Did you catch many fish? Only yin young
yin!' From Eleanor Ebrahim
Yon - meaning either That or your. "Where's yon
girlfriend tonight?" From: yon James Mulholland
Yonder: Over there. 'See thon *!!* yonder?' From:
Yer meaning "that". As in, "Y,know
yer man?" From: Tim Watt.
Y,reet? or "Yal reet?" as in "are you
all right?" From: Tim Watt.
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