yap


1yap

intransitive verb \ˈyap\

of a dog : to bark in high, quick sounds

: to talk in a loud and annoying way

yappedyap·ping

Full Definition of YAP

1
:  to talk in a shrill insistent way :  chatter
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

2yap

noun

: a dog's high, quick bark

Full Definition of YAP

1
a :  a quick sharp bark :  yelp
b :  shrill insistent talk :  chatter
2
:  an unsophisticated, ignorant, or uncouth person :  bumpkin
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>

First Known Use of YAP

1822

Related to YAP

Synonyms
chops, gob [chiefly British], kisser [slang], mug, piehole [slang], trap [slang], mouth [slang]

Yap

geographical name \ˈyap, ˈyäp\

Definition of YAP

islands W Carolines, part of Federated States of Micronesia
Yap·ese \ya-ˈpēz, yä-, -ˈpēs\ adjective

Variants of YAP

Yap or Uap \ˈwäp\

Rhymes with YAP

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