the Y

Definition of the Y

US, informal

  1. :  the YMCA (an international organization originally for young men that provides social programs, a place for athletic activities, etc., for the people in a community) or the YWCA (a similar international organization for the people and especially the women in a community); also :  the building owned and operated by the YMCA or the YWCA I'm going to the Y after work tonight.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the 25th letter of the English alphabet

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic y

  1. : yard

    : year

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to criticize severely

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