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

How many of these Yorkshire phrases do you know?How many of these Yorkshire phrases do you know?
How many of these Yorkshire phrases do you know?
Each week Adam Jacot de Boinod, the author of The Meaning of Tingo, poses a vocabulary quiz from our local Yorkshire dialect.

Can you guess the correct definition of these 15 words from the three options? The answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. Shiverthewink

a) a scarecrow

b) a rascal

c) a youth between boyhood and manhood

2. Brat

a) impulsively; without deliberation

b) an inexpensive and useless present

c) an apron

3. Snap

a) food, usually a packed lunch

b) the number six in shepherds’ counting

c) a pathway up a steep hill

4. Cloise

a) A field

b) A cloister

c) Nearly

5. Stob

a) Anything badly formed or out of shape

b) The stump of a tree

c) To steal

6. Sodger

a) A soldier

b) A youth between boyhood and manhood

c) A mean-spirited person

7. Clawk

a) to scratch

b) a halfwit

c) a hook

8. Ackle

a) to argue, to dispute

b) to work or function as intended

c) a playing marble

9. Sad

a) a seat

b) not quite drunk

c) of dough that has not properly risen

10. Cobby

a) active

b) an urchin

c) a lean deer not fit to hunt

11. Gauvies

a) curls that hang over a woman’s shoulder

b) gloves; mittens

c) simpletons

12. Chuff

a) arrogant

b) diagonally across from something else

c) careless, reckless, happy-go-lucky

13. Daggle

a) the leather strap to bind a hawk’s wing

b)to grow moist

c) a spur attached to the heel of a

fighting cock

14. Gimmers

a) the cheekbones

b) ewe lambs

c) a depression of spirits

15. Cluthered

a) bothered

b) merry; slightly drunk

c) tangled

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ANSWERS: 1 - b) a rascal; 2 - c) an apron; 3 - a) food, usually a packed lunch; 4 - a) field; 5 - b) stump of a tree; 6 - a) a soldier; 7 - a) to scratch; 8 - b) to work or function as intended; 9 - c) of dough that has not properly risen ;10 - a) active; 11 - c) simpletons; 12 - a) arrogant; 13 - b) to grow moist; 14 - b) ewe lambs; 15 - c) tangled

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