to yelp

To cry out.

Yelper ; a town cryer, also one apt to make great complaints on trifling occasions.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Yelp (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Yelped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Yelping.] [OE. yelpen, elpen, to boast, boast noisily, AS. gielpan, gilpan, gylpan; akin to OHG. gelph arrogant: cf. Icel. gjalpa to yelp. Cf. Yap.]


To boast.


I keep [care] not of armes for to yelpe. Chaucer.


To utter a sharp, quick cry, as a hound; to bark shrilly with eagerness, pain, or fear; to yaup.

A little herd of England's timorous deer, Mazed with a yelping kennel of French curs? Shak.

At the least flourish of a broomstick or ladle, he would fly to the door with a yelping precipitation. W. Irving.


© Webster 1913.

Yelp, n.

A sharp, quick cry; a bark.



© Webster 1913.

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