yorker

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noun (1)

york·​er
ˈyȯrkər,
-ȯ(ə)kə(r
plural -s
: a bowled ball in cricket that pitches in or close to the blockhole

yorker

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noun (2)

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plural -s
: a light but high-quality well-finished market hog suitable for fresh pork production

Yorker

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noun (3)

York·​er
ˈyȯrkər,
-ȯ(ə)kə(r
plural -s
1
: a native or resident of New York especially in colonial times
2
[York, city and county in southern Pennsylvania + English -er] : a native or resident of York, Pennsylvania or of York county, Pennsylvania

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

York, county in northern England + English -er

Noun (2)

New York, city in southeast New York (state) + English -er; from the popularity of such hogs with butchers in New York City

Noun (3)

New York, state in the eastern U.S. + English -er

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“Yorker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yorker. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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