Main definitions of yolp in English

: yolp1yolp2

yolp1

verb

rare, dialectBritish, Irish
  • with object To swallow greedily, hastily, or in large mouthfuls; to gulp.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Edward Hake (fl. 1564–1604), lawyer and satirist. Imitative of the sound of swallowing.

Pronunciation

yolp

/jɒlp/

Main definitions of yolp in English

: yolp1yolp2

yolp2

(also yollop)

exclamation

  • Representing a harsh, high-pitched bark or cry characteristic of dogs and some other animals. Also as noun: a cry of this sort; a yelp.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Stanyhurst (1547–1618), literary scholar and translator. Imitative.

Pronunciation

yolp

/jɒlp/