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AmericanBritish term or expression BritishAmerican equivalent, or explanation
Y-fronts™ Jockey™ briefs or shorts
yacht sailboat
Yale™ lock pin tumbler lock; cylinder lock
yob [back slang for 'boy'] lout, hooligan, ruffian
yomp march energetically, usually while laden with gear
yonks [slang] (as in 'that was yonks ago') years, ages, a very long time
Yours faithfully (formal) typically ends a U.K. business letter to an unknown recipient, i.e. one that would begin with
'Dear Sir/Madam' or 'To whom it may concern'
Yours sincerely Sincerely (yours)