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Slang

24 Slang Words beginning with Y

Slang is a kind of language consisting of very informal words and phrases. Slang is more common in speech than in writing. Slang words are often used in a particular context or by a particular group of people.

These are English slang words beginning with the letter Y. Click on a slang term for example sentences, notes, origins, quizzes and answers.

Slang

yahoo (1)

interjection expressing joy or excitement

yahoo (2)

a rude, loud, aggressive person

yakka Australian English

work, physical labour

yakuza

a Japanese criminal organisation, or a member of such an organisation

yank

to quickly pull something (v.) | a quick pull (n.)

Yankee | Yank Offensive

an American, a person from the United States of America

yap | yak | yack

to talk for too long and not say anything important or interesting

yawn

a dull, boring event or situation

yeah

yes

yellow

cowardly, not brave

yes-man

a person who always agrees with their employer

yid | Yid Taboo

an offensive, derogatory word meaning a Jewish person

Yikes!

interjection expressing surprise or shock

yips

(in phrase the yips) nervous tension that causes mistakes

Yo! American English

a greeting, like "Hey!"

yo-yo American English

a stupid or crazy person

yob | yobbo British English Offensive

an aggressive, impolite, crude person

yokel Offensive

a simple, poorly-educated person from the countryside

yonks

a very long time, ages

You bet! | You betcha!

yes (as in a strong positive response to a suggestion or an offer)

Yuck!

an expression of disgust

yucky

bad-tasting, not delicious

yummy

delicious

yuppie

a young professional with a high-paying job and an expensive lifestyle

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