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yah used to express defiance, scorn, or ridicule.
Yahoo in the eighteenth-century novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, one of a race of brutish, degraded, humanlike creatures. [3 definitions]
Yahweh a rendering of the pronunciation of the letters YHVH, used in Hebrew to represent the unutterable name of God; Jehovah.
yak1 a heavily built, long-haired, wild or domesticated ox of Tibet and Central Asia.
yak2 (slang) to talk long and idly; chatter. [2 definitions]
yakitori a Japanese dish consisting of bite-sized pieces of marinated meat, usu. chicken, that is placed on skewers with vegetable pieces and grilled.
Yalta Conference the February 1945 meeting of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Yalta, Crimea, U.S.S.R.
yam the edible starchy, tuberous root of a tropical climbing plant, or the plant itself. [2 definitions]
yang (sometimes cap.) in Chinese dualistic philosophy, the active, positive, bright, and masculine force in the universe and in individual beings. (Cf. yin.)
Yangon see Rangoon.
Yangtze see Chang Jiang.
Yangtze River see Chang Jiang River.
Yank (informal) a Yankee.
yank (informal) to pull or take out suddenly or abruptly; jerk. [2 definitions]
Yankee a native or resident of New England. [3 definitions]
Yankee Doodle a character in a Revolutionary War song, whose adventures are described in several humorous verses.
yanqui (Spanish; sometimes cap.) in Latin America, a Yankee; native or resident of the United States.
Yaoundé the capital of Cameroon.
yap to bark with sharp, high, shrill sounds, as a dog does. [6 definitions]
yard1 a unit of length equal to three feet or 0.9144 meter. (abbr.: yd.) [2 definitions]
yard2 an open area next to or surrounding a house or other building. [4 definitions]