A General Glossary
of Yorkshire Vocabulary

 

The first word listed is the Yorkshire term,
followed by it's modern English definition.

 

Tudor Word

Modern English Definition

A canny lass

A good or pretty girl

Bairns

Children

Be Canny

Be Careful

Bonny

Pretty

Banse

Head

Clout

Hit

Cobble

Fishing Boat

Cobblestone

Road stone, used for paving

Daft

Silly

Dale

Valley between two Fells

Dizzy

Silly

Dobbin

Farmer's Horse (Slang)

Dyke

Ditch

Fell

High Moorland

Gansey

Overjacket or shirt

Kipper

Smoked Herring

Klarts

Mud

Lobb

Throw

Missus

Wife

Puddle

Pool of water

Puddler

Type of codfish

Stile

Crossing over fence

Stotty cake

Flat bread

Tattles

Potatoes

Winkle

Sea Snails

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