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-yer one associated with (an action or thing), esp. as an occupation (used after "w").
yerba buena a trailing evergreen mint of the Pacific coast of North America, formerly used in medicine and as a tea.
Yerevan the capital of Armenia.
Yersinia Pestis A bacterium that causes plague.
yes it is as you say or ask (used to express affirmation or agreement). [6 definitions]
yeshiva an Orthodox Jewish school or college for Talmudic studies and the training of rabbis. [2 definitions]
yes-man one who always agrees with a superior, or approves of every opinion or idea of the superior; sycophant.
yesterday on the day preceding today. [5 definitions]
yesteryear times of the recent past, usu. considered nostalgically; days of yore. [3 definitions]
yet up until or at this time. [7 definitions]
yeti see Abominable Snowman.
yew any of several evergreen trees and shrubs that have sharp flat needles and bear poisonous red berries. [2 definitions]
yid (offensive slang) a Jew.
Yiddish a language that consists of several High German dialects, is written in Hebrew, and is spoken by eastern European Jews and their descendants in other countries.
yield to give forth or produce (a product, result, or quantity). [8 definitions]
yielding easily bent, esp. under pressure; flexible. [2 definitions]
yikes a mild expression of fear, endangerment, or apprehension.
yin (sometimes cap.) in Chinese dualistic philosophy, the dark, negative, passive, feminine force in the universe and in individual beings. (Cf. yang.)
yip to bark quickly and sharply, as a puppy does. [2 definitions]
yippee used to express joy, elation, or triumph.
Yippie (informal; often l.c.) any of a loosely organized group of student activists and others who in the 196s rallied in opposition to the Vietnam War.