Archaic Definition of the Week – Yess

yess n also iss English Dialect Dictionary easse : yes(se) ‘large earthworm’ …

Webster’s Third New Internationl Dictionary eaceworm. Earthworm.

1895 Journal of American Folklore viii, 34 Earthworms are termed yesses.

Dictionary of Newfoundland English edited by G. M. Story, W. J. Kirwin, and J. D. A. Widdowson.

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