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16 October 2014
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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 car"

 

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) From- Stephen

 

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 being served?'

 


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Yer Ma! an expression of disbelief or mild condemnation. From: Al

 

Yahoo as in fool "He's a right yahoo" From: Neil

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: C Grimes.

 

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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