Yorkshire words and phrases quiz: Do you know what these Yorkshire words mean?

Each week Adam Jacot de Boinod, the author of The Meaning of Tingo, poses a vocabulary quiz from our local Yorkshire dialect.

How many of these Yorkshire words do you know?
How many of these Yorkshire words do you know?

Can you guess the correct definition of these 12 words from the three options? The answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. Bray

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a) to beat up

b) of a pale green passing into greyish blue

c) silvery grey approaching white

2. Canty

a) enough, sufficient

b) a song

c) briskly

3. Addle

a) to criticise

b) to earn by labour

c) to thaw

4. Gradely

a) touch and go

b) step by step

c) nice-looking

5.Clarty

a) muddy

b) vigorously; with might and main

c) high-spirited, proud

6. Bield

a) light blue

b) having a pearly lustre

c) a shelter

7. Clant

a) at full gallop

b) a small cavity in a rock

c) a piece of cloth

8. Maungy

a) mean-spirited

b) spoilt, peevish

c) rotten, rancid

9. Clem

a) to starve

b) neat

c) secretly, stealthily

10. Ullet

a) an owl

b) a drain, a gutter

c) a bucket

11. Clutter

a) to burn the down off seabirds after plucking the feathers

b) to handle food in a messy way (often said of children)

c) a huddle

12. Dawks

a) cheeks

b) hands

c) ankles

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Yorkshire words and phrases quiz: How well do you know your Yorkshire dialect?

Answers: 1. a) to beat up. 2. c) briskly 3. b) to earn by labour 4. c) nice-looking 5. a) muddy 6. c) a shelter 7. c) a piece of cloth 8. b) spoilt, peevish 9. a) to starve 10. a) an owl 11. c) a huddle 12. b) hands