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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).

YALLACRACK, n. Also yalliecraag, yallikrak; jala-crack (Jak.). A great outcry, a loud noise of voices, a sharp altercation (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1908 Jak. (1928), 1914 Angus Gl., Sh. 1974). [′jɑlɑkrɑk]Sh. 1898 Shetland News (22 Oct.):
Dat's a yallicrack frae twa young wimmin!

[From yall, Yell, or, less likely, Norw. dial. jala, to yell, + Crack, n.1]

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