- to utter a short, sharp cry or bark, as a dog
- to cry out sharply, as in pain
Origin of yelpMiddle English yelpen, to boast from Old English gielpan, to boast noisily, akin to Middle High German gelfen: for Indo-European base see yell
verbyelped, yelp·ing, yelps
Origin of yelpMiddle English yelpen to cry aloud from Old English gelpan, gielpan to boast ; see ghel-1 in Indo-European roots.
Old English Ä¡ielp.
(third-person singular simple present yelps, present participle yelping, simple past and past participle yelped)
- To utter an abrupt, high-pitched noise.
- The children yelped with delight as they played in the cold water.
Old English Ä¡ielpan.