• Big Book - Y

    • Yapp Kind of bookbinding with limp leather leaves which project over the edges of the leaves.
    • Yarmulka Jewish skull cap worn by men
    • Yean/yeanling Young lamb or kid
    • Year's provisions (USA) A widow is entitled to a twelve months supply of goods and money or provisions out of her husband's estate - this specified amount cannot be used or given to creditors to clear her husband's debts
    • Yegg (slang) Travelling burglar or safebreaker
    • Yeoman 1. Man holding and cultivating small landed estate. 2. (Hist) person qualified by possessing free land of value over 40 shillings per annum, to serve on Juries, vote for knights of the shire 3. Servant in noble household (hist)
    • Yiddish Language of central and eastern European Jews.
    • Yule (arch) Christmas time