Definition of yclept in English:
adjective[predicative] archaic or humorous
By the name of: a lady yclept Eleanora
More example sentences
- Why art thou so oddly yclept, so whimsically named - oh, got it, you play the HARP.
- Taking advantage of the disposition you express to hear from the ‘dear public,’ I beg to submit a few reflections concerning the idiosyncrasies of that part of our city yclept ‘The Street’.
- It also leads to pronouncing two double consonants when you speak the word; cl and pt. Yclept means named as in ‘I have a dog yclept Rover.’
Old English gecleopod, past participle of cleopian 'call', of Germanic origin.
Words that rhyme with ycleptaccept, crept, except, incept, inept, intercept, kept, leapt, overleaped, sept, slept, swept, upswept, wept
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