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noun Chiefly Scot.
  1. gate.
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Origin of yett

Scots form of gate1
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  • Is T. Triplett at London yett, or have you any great occasion to draw him up.

  • I have not mett with father as yett but trust I shall tomorrow morning.

    Old Picture Books

    Alfred W. Pollard

  • As unknowen, and yet knowen; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yett not kiled.

  • Yf thou carest not to liue in such a house as hell is, yett feare to dwell with such a companion as the Divel is.

  • Grace such satisfaction that I shall need neither to write more of it, nor of what is yett past.

British Dictionary definitions for yett


  1. Scot a gate or door
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Word Origin

Old English variant of gate 1
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