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First attested in nominal use in May 1845 and in adjectival use in 1890; from the French noun Yprois and adjective yprois, both from Ypres.


singular noun and preconsonantal adjective
plural noun and prevocalic adjective


Yprois (plural Yprois)

  1. An inhabitant of the city of Ypres; (also, more broadly) an inhabitant of the municipality of the same name.
    • 1845 May, “The Battle of the Spurs” in Colburn’s United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal 1845:II, page 20:
      A few amongst them even fled, some of whom in endeavouring to swim across the Lys were drowned, and others who made for the city were stopped by the Yprois who manned the ramparts, and driven back to the fight.
    • 1910, Thomas Francis Bumpus, The Cathedrals and Churches of Belgium, page 123:
      They were the work of the Yprois Taillebert, who, both in stone and wood, has left in his native town and its neighbourhood incontestible proofs of his activity and talent.
    • 2010 June, Martha C. Howell, Commerce Before Capitalism in Europe, 1300–1600, “Introduction”, page 26, footnote 42:
      David Nicholas [] provides fascinating detail about the mutual indebtedness of the Yprois at the end of the thirteenth century.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:Yprois.



Yprois (not comparable)

  1. Of, comprising, or populated by Yprois.
    • 1890, The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, page 344:
      To trace the origin of the Yprois devotion to this Madonna, we must go back five centuries.
    • 2004 January, Ellen E. Kittell, “Reconciliation or Punishment: Women, Community, and Malefaction in the Medieval County of Flanders” in The Texture of Society: Medieval Women in the Southern Low Countries, edited by Ellen E. Kittell and Mary A. Suydam, page 9:
      Margaret was a woman of property, a member of the upper classes; both she and her husband were from prominent Yprois families.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:Yprois.




See yprois.


Yprois m (plural Yprois, feminine Yproise)

  1. An Yprois: one who is from, or who lives in, Ypres.

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