yelp

[ yelp ]
/ yɛlp /
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verb (used without object)

to give a quick, sharp, shrill cry, as a dog or fox.
to call or cry out sharply: The boy yelped in pain when the horse stepped on his foot.

verb (used with object)

to utter or express by or as if by yelping.

noun

a quick, sharp bark or cry.

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Origin of yelp

before 900; (v.) Middle English yelpen,Old English gielpan to boast; cognate with Low German galpen to croak; (noun) Middle English: boasting, Old English gielp, derivative of the v.

OTHER WORDS FROM yelp

yelper, nounoutyelp, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for yelp

yelp
/ (jɛlp) /

verb (intr)

(esp of a dog) to utter a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark, often indicating pain

noun

a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark

Derived forms of yelp

yelper, noun

Word Origin for yelp

Old English gielpan to boast; related to Low German galpen to croak, Danish gylpe to croak
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