grizzle vs yawp what difference

what is difference between grizzle and yawp

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɪzəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪzəl

Etymology 1

From Middle English grisel, gryselle, from Old French grisel, from gris (grey), from Frankish *grīs, from Proto-Germanic *grīsaz.

Noun

grizzle (plural grizzles)

  1. A dark grey colour.
  2. Grey hair.
  3. A grey wig.

Translations

Related terms
  • grizzly

Adjective

grizzle

  1. Of a grey colour.

Verb

grizzle (third-person singular simple present grizzles, present participle grizzling, simple past and past participle grizzled)

  1. To make or become grey, as with age.
    • R. F. Burton
      hardship of the way such as would grizzle little children
    • Pall Mall Magazine
      I found myself on the Nubian desert shaking hands with a grizzling man whom men addressed as Collins Bey.

Translations

Etymology 2

From English West Country dialect.

Verb

grizzle (third-person singular simple present grizzles, present participle grizzling, simple past and past participle grizzled)

  1. to cry continuously but not very loudly – especially of a young child.
  2. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, slang) To whinge or whine.
    • 1888, William S. Gilbert (librettist), The Yeomen of the Guard, The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan, page 510,
      [Wilfred:] In tears, eh? What a plague art thou grizzling for now?
    • 2009, Judy Waite, Game Girls, unnumbered page,
      The pin-thin girl is grizzling, whining that she has sand in her eyes.
  3. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, slang) To fuss or cry

Translations

Related terms
  • grizzler

See also

  • Appendix:Colors

References



English

Alternative forms

  • yaup

Etymology

From Middle English yolpen.

Verb

yawp (third-person singular simple present yawps, present participle yawping, simple past and past participle yawped)

  1. (intransitive) to yelp, or utter a sharp cry, as in intense pain, or another raucous noise
  2. (intransitive) to talk loudly and coarsely
  3. (intransitive) clamor, utter loud complaints

Derived terms

  • yawper

Noun

yawp (plural yawps)

  1. a yelp or bark
  2. loud or coarse talk
    I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world – Walt Whitman

Anagrams

  • Pway, p way, p-way

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