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? Yolk

verb; zero derivation Conversion from noun to verb
Yolk, V - To squirt (egg) yolk [Conversion from noun to verb of O.E. 'yeolca', no affixes added]
 
No apparent relation to any social group, as the word has only been heard once. This usage was a result of the speakers association of the action of spraying yolk with the material itself (sort of metaphorical comparison).
Etymology : The usage of the word in this sense shows conversion from the noun form, meaning the inner yellow substance of an egg, to a verb form meaning 'to squirt the yolk-substance'. No apparent etymological relation of 'yolk - to hiccup', even if the imagery of hiccuping could be applied to the action associated with yolking. Yolk itself comes from Old English yeolca meaning 'yellow' (OED).
Source : 'It yolked on me!' Lovett College Student at breakfast after biting into a sandwich, which caused egg yolk to squirt on their shirt (Oct 22, 2008)
Last modified: 21 November 2008


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