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