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yum-yum delicious; tasty; excellent (used to express pleasure, esp. in the taste of food).
yuppie (informal) any young urban professional who is ambitious, upwardly mobile, materialistic, faddish, or the like.
yurt a movable round tent of skins or felt, used esp. by nomads in parts of Asia.
YWCA abbreviation of "Young Women's Christian Association."
YWHA abbreviation of "Young Women's Hebrew Association."
z the twenty-sixth and last letter of the English alphabet. [3 definitions]
Zagreb the capital of Croatia.
Zaire a central African country from 1971 to 1997, now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo. [2 definitions]
zaire the chief monetary unit of Zaire, equaling one hundred makuta.
Zakynthos an island belonging to Greece, the third largest in the Ionian Sea.
Zambia a south central African country, south of Zaire and east of Angola; formerly Northern Rhodesia.
zany crazily silly or comical. [3 definitions]
zap (informal) to kill, strike, destroy, or smash suddenly. [4 definitions]
Zarathustra Zoroaster.
zarf an ornamental coffee cup holder used in the Middle East.
zayin the name of the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
zeal intense enthusiasm for a person, ideal, cause, or the like.
zealot a person who is excessively and often intolerantly zealous, esp. about a cause or religious faith; fanatic.
zealous characterized by, showing, or filled with an intense enthusiasm, as toward a cause, purpose, or activity.
zebec variant of xebec.
zebra any of various horselike mammals, native to Africa, that have black and white or dark brown stripes on a whitish body.