Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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YELL, v., n. Sc. usages:

I. v. 1. tr. To cause (something) to make a loud noise, e.g. to yell a whip, to crack a whip, to yell the doors, to slam the doors (Rxb. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XI. 222).

2. Of frost: to crackle, be crisp, in ppl.adj. yellin, crisp, hard (Bwk. 1942 Wettstein, a yelling frost). Cf. Gell, v.1, Gell, adj.

3. Transf. in ppl.adj. yellan, of an entertainment: lavish, hearty (Rxb. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XI. 222, a yellan tea). Cf. Eng. resounding, slang smashing.

II. n. An echo (Lth. 1825 Jam.).

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"Yell v., n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Oct 2018 <>



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