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[yeyl] /yeɪl/
Elihu, 1648–1721, English colonial official, born in America: governor of Madras 1687–92; principal benefactor of the Collegiate School at Saybrook, Connecticut (now Yale University).
Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, one of the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range, in the S Rocky Mountains. 14,196 feet (4327 meters).
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Somehow it seems to me that the fellows at Yale have better times.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
  • Don't you know any of the fellows at Harvard, or Tech, or Yale, or anywhere?

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Turner's home run drive with a man on base put Yale in the lead with two runs, in the second inning.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
  • They may enter the post-graduate department of Yale and receive its degrees.

  • The blue-blooded aristocrat had appeared at Yale, and he had chosen his circle of acquaintances with great care.

    Frank Merriwell at Yale Burt L. Standish
Word Origin and History for Yale

1854, kind of lock invented by U.S. mechanic Linus Yale Jr. (1821-1868). The surname is Welsh, from ial, and means "dweller at the fertile upland." Yale University (Connecticut, U.S.) founded 1701 as Collegiate School, renamed 1718 in honor of a gift from British merchant-philanthropist Elihu Yale (1649-1721).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Yale



Talkative; garrulous; noisy


: a welcome antidote to the yakkies who can't be bothered by anybody else (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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