Haffle vs Yaffle - What's the difference?

haffle | yaffle |


As a verb haffle

is (uk|dialect) to stammer; to speak unintelligibly; to prevaricate.

As a noun yaffle is

(uk|dialectal) the european green woodpecker, picus viridis .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

haffle

English

Verb

(haffl)
  • (UK, dialect) To stammer; to speak unintelligibly; to prevaricate.
  • (Halliwell)
    (Webster 1913)

    yaffle

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, dialectal) The European green woodpecker, Picus viridis .
  • *1924 , (Ford Madox Ford), Some Do Not…'', Penguin 2012 (''Parade's End ), p. 119:
  • *:“‘Punched that rotton strap,’ he goes on saying, ‘like a gret ol' yaffle punchin' a 'ollow log!’”
  • Synonyms

    *yaffingale *yaffler *woodall