Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms
British Dictionary definitions for yaffle

yaffle

noun
  1. another name for green woodpecker
Show More

Word Origin

C18: imitative of its cry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for yaffle

Historical Examples

  • He follows the yaffle, and wherever it pecks the trees he knows that decay has begun within.

    Poachers and Poaching

    John Watson