One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a bowler) bowl out (a batsman) with a ball that pitches under the bat.‘Hudson was finally yorked by Benjamin’
- ‘Lewry kept pitching the ball on middle stump, yorking Mark Ealham and Swann.’
- ‘Davies had a big slice of fortune when he was yorked by Chris Holt with the score on 14, only for the umpire to signal no-ball.’
- ‘Five minutes later with the score at 110, Statham yorked him.’
- ‘Australia's only other success came when Brett Lee yorked Indian captain Saurav Ganguly for 16.’
- ‘David Obuya was the man sent in to stave of the hat-trick but he was yorked by Lee with the most perfect of deliveries.’
Late 19th century: back-formation from yorker.
A city in North Yorkshire, northern England, on the River Ouse; population 136,900 (est. 2009). The Romans occupied the site, known as Eboracum, from AD 71 until about AD 400; in AD 867 it was taken by the Vikings. It is the seat of the Archbishop of York and is noted for its magnificent cathedral, York Minster.
From Danish Jorvik.
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