- (esp of a dog) to utter a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark, often indicating pain
- a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark
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yelp /yɛlp/USA pronunciation v.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
Etymology:bef. 900;yelp′er, n.
(verb, verbal) Middle English yelpen, Old English gielpan to boast;
cognate with Low German galpen to croak;
(noun, nominal) Middle English: boasting, Old English gielp, derivative of the verb, verbal
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yelp /jɛlp/ vb (intransitive)
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