Definition of yever in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjɛvə/


(also yivver)
  • Greedy; gluttonous; covetous.


Old English; earliest use found in Bede's Ecclesiastical History. Cognate with Old Icelandic gífr (noun) (poetic) fiend, witch, troll-wife, apparently from the same Germanic base as Middle Dutch gīpen to have the mouth open (Dutch gijpen to gasp for breath), German regional (Bavaria) gaifen (of an opening) to gape, (Switzerland) gīfen (of an opening) to gape, (of a person) to covet, reflecting an ablaut variant of the Germanic base of Old Icelandic geipa to talk idly.