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1yap

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

intransitive verb
1
:  to talk in a shrill insistent way :  chatter
2
:  to bark snappishly :  yelp
yap·per noun
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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

YAPPERS Defined for Kids

1yap

verb \ˈyap\
yappedyap·ping

Definition of YAP for Kids

1
:  to bark often continuously with quick high-pitched sounds
2
:  to talk continuously and often loudly :  chatter

2yap

noun

Definition of YAP for Kids

:  a quick high-pitched bark

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