Words That Start With Ya: Find Your Perfect Vocabulary Match

In this article, you’ll discover a variety of words that start with “ya”, enhancing your vocabulary and giving you fresh options for writing and conversation.

  1. Yacht- a medium-sized sailboat equipped for cruising or racing.
  2. Yack- slang for talking nonstop.
  3. Yaffle- to eat or drink noisily.
  4. Yak- a large domesticated wild ox with shaggy hair, humped shoulders, and large horns.
  5. Yam- a starchy tuber of a tropical vine, eaten as food in tropical America, Africa, and Asia.
  6. Yammer- to whine or complain.
  7. Yank- to pull with a sudden, sharp movement.
  8. Yankee- a native or inhabitant of the United States.
  9. Yap- to bark sharply, shrilly, or snappily.
  10. Yard- a unit of linear measure equal to 3 feet (0.9144 meter).
  11. Yare- agile, nimble, or lively.
  12. Yarn- a continuous strand of twisted threads of natural or synthetic fibers, such as wool or nylon, used in weaving or knitting.
  13. Yarrow- a widely distributed herbaceous plant of the daisy family.
  14. Yashmak- a veil covering the head and face, traditionally worn by Muslim women.
  15. Yawn- to open the mouth involuntarily through drowsiness or boredom.
  16. Yawp- to utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp.
  17. Year- a period of 365 days (or 366 days in leap years) starting from the first of January, used for reckoning time in ordinary affairs.
  18. Yearn- to have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from.
  19. Yeast- a microscopic fungus consisting of single oval cells that reproduce by budding, and capable of converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
  20. Yell- to shout something or make a loud noise.
  21. Yellow- a color between green and orange in the spectrum, a primary subtractive color complementary to blue; colored like ripe lemons or egg yolks.
  22. Yen- the basic monetary unit of Japan.
  23. Yep- informal way of saying yes.
  24. Yes- used to give an affirmative response.
  25. Yet- up until the present or a specified or implied time; by now or then.
  26. Yew- a coniferous tree with red berrylike fruits, and most parts are poisonous.
  27. Yield- to produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product).
  28. Yip- a sharp, high-pitched bark.
  29. Yob- British slang for a rude, noisy, and aggressive young person.
  30. Yogurt- a semi-solid sourish food prepared from milk fermented by added bacteria.
  31. Yoke- a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull.
  32. Yolk- the yellow internal part of a bird’s egg, which is rich in protein and fat and used both as food and in cooking.
  33. Yonder- at some distance in the direction indicated; over there.
  34. Young- having lived or existed for only a short time.
  35. You- used to refer to the person or people that the speaker is addressing.
  36. Yowl- a long, mournful cry, especially one made by a cat or dog.
  37. Yucca- a plant with hard, sword-shaped leaves and spikes of white flowers, native to the hot, dry regions of America.
  38. Yuck- an expression of strong disgust or disapproval.
  39. Yule- the Christmas season.
  40. Yurt- a circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey.
  41. Yuppify- to make (an area) appealing to yuppies; gentrify.
  42. Yummy- very pleasing to the taste; delicious.

More words: