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yap

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verb \ˈyap\

Simple Definition of yap

  • of a dog : to bark in high, quick sounds

  • : to talk in a loud and annoying way

Full Definition of yap

yappedyap·ping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to talk in a shrill insistent way :  chatter

  3. 2 :  to bark snappishly :  yelp

yap·per noun

Examples of yap

  1. The dog was yapping all night.

  2. Kids were yapping in the back of the room.

  3. She seems to spend all her time yapping on the phone.



Origin of yap

imitative


First Known Use: 1596

Rhymes with yap


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yap

noun

Simple Definition of yap

  • : a dog's high, quick bark

Full Definition of yap

  1. 1 a :  a quick sharp bark :  yelp b :  shrill insistent talk :  chatter

  2. 2 :  an unsophisticated, ignorant, or uncouth person :  bumpkin

  3. 3 slang :  mouth

Examples of yap

  1. I heard yaps coming from the yard.

  2. <a dope with a talent for opening his yap at exactly the wrong moment>



1822

First Known Use of yap

1822


Yap

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geographical name \ˈyap, ˈyäp\

Definition of Yap

  1. islands W Carolines, part of Federated States of Micronesia

Yap·ese play \ya-ˈpēz, yä-, -ˈpēs\ adjective


Variants of yap

or Uap play \ˈwäp\

Rhymes with yap


YAP Defined for Kids

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yap

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verb \ˈyap\

Definition of yap

yappedyap·ping

  1. 1 :  to bark often continuously with quick high-pitched sounds

  2. 2 :  to talk continuously and often loudly :  chatter




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yap

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noun

Definition of yap

  1. :  a quick high-pitched bark





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