[ yelp ]
/ yɛlp /
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.
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 yelpyelp·er, nounout·yelp, verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for yelper
This to the yelper, while still holding the yapper well in hand.Pippin; A Wandering Flame|Laura E. Richards
Yelper, a town-crier; also one subject to complain or make a pitiful lamentation.
British Dictionary definitions for yelper
/ (jɛlp) /
(esp of a dog) to utter a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark, often indicating pain
a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark
Derived forms of yelpyelper, 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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