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yelp

[yelp] /yɛlp/
verb (used without object)
1.
to give a quick, sharp, shrill cry, as a dog or fox.
2.
to call or cry out sharply:
The boy yelped in pain when the horse stepped on his foot.
verb (used with object)
3.
to utter or express by or as if by yelping.
noun
4.
a quick, sharp bark or cry.
Origin
900
before 900; (v.) Middle English yelpen, Old English gielpan to boast; cognate with Low German galpen to croak; (noun) Middle English: boasting, Old English gielp, derivative of the v.
Related forms
yelper, noun
outyelp, verb (used with object)
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yelp

/jɛlp/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(esp of a dog) to utter a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark, often indicating pain
noun
2.
a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark
Derived Forms
yelper, noun
Word Origin
Old English gielpan to boast; related to Low German galpen to croak, Danish gylpe to croak
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Word Origin and History for out yelp
yelp
O.E. gelpan (Anglian), gielpan (W.Saxon) "to boast," from P.Gmc. *gelpanan (cf. O.S. galpon, O.N. gjalpa "to yelp," O.N. gjalp "boasting," O.H.G. gelph "outcry"), from PIE base *ghel- "to cry out." The noun (O.E. gielp) originally meant "boasting;" meaning "quick, sharp bark or cry" is attested from c.1500.
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