beyelp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English beyelpen, from Old English beġylpan, *beġielpan ( to boast, exult), equivalent to be- +‎ yelp.

Verb[edit]

beyelp (third-person singular simple present beyelps, present participle beyelping, simple past beyelped or beyolp, past participle beyelped or beyolpen)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To speak or talk loudly of; boast of; glory in.
  2. (transitive) To yelp about; yelp over.
    • 1829, John Dunlop (of Greenock.), Oliver Cromwell:
      Aye, e'en the curs and mastiffs of the flock Grin and beyelp the stinting combatant.