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Y, up to the

adv.

Up to the hilt

Yahoo

n.

Individual of low intellectual or moral standard

Yeh-boy-ye!

phr. exclm.

Expression of admiration

Yeh-girl-ye!

phr. exclm.

Expression of admiration

Yellowpack

adj.

Derogatory term for low paid work, or cheap goods

Yer man/woman

adj.

That man/woman whom it is unnecessary or undesirable to name

Yoke

adj.

Unspecified thing, object, Just about anything whose proper description doesn't spring to mind

Yokibus Yoke-m-abus

adj.

Unspecified thing, object, Any form of motorised transport

Your other eye!

exclam.

Expression of disbelief, nonsense

Youse / youze

phr.

You (in plural)

Yup ya boy ya!

phr. exclm.

Expression of admiration

Z

 

 

Zilch

adj.

Nothing, empty, zero

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