yampy

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

yampy (plural yampies)

  1. A vegetable, the Indian white yam.
    • 1970, Jamaica Journal (volumes 4-5, page iii)
      He made sure to mention that when Miss Essie had dug up the yampies she kept only one for herself, and took all the others to the village shop to give to the villagers.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yampy (comparative more yampy, superlative most yampy)

  1. (West Midlands) Barmy; mad; daft.
    • 2012, Williams, Tad, The Dirty Streets of Heaven (Bobby Dollar; 1):
      Them ghallu, they're dead yampy—completely mad.
    • 2013 November 13, Smith, Adam, “Outraged parents go yampy over school's Black Country accent ban”, in The Telegraph & Argus[1]:
Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

yampy (plural yampies)

  1. (West Midlands) A foolish person.
Synonyms[edit]
  • For semantic relationships of this term, see fool in the Thesaurus.