"yorkshire" Definition

  1. “to YORKSHIRE,” or “come YORKSHIRE over any person,” to cheat or cozen him. The proverbial over-reaching of the rustics of this county has given rise to the phrase, which is sometimes pronounced Yorshar. To put Yorshar to a man, is to trick or deceive him. This latter is from a work in the Lancashire dialect, 1757.

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Position in the dictionary: 4012 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: yorkshire compliment, yorkshire estates;, yorkshire reckoning, younker, your nibs, yoxter, ziff, ziph, zounds!, ’varsity
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