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yap

verb \ ˈyap \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of yap

yapped; yapping
intransitive verb
1 : to talk in a shrill insistent way : chatter
2 : to bark snappishly : yelp

yapper

noun

Examples of yap in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of yap

imitative


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yap

noun

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 in a Sentence

  1. I heard yaps coming from the yard.

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

Recent Examples of yap from the Web

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First Known Use of yap

1822

yap Synonyms

Synonyms
chops, gob [chiefly British], kisser [slang], mug, piehole [slang], trap [slang], mouth [slang]
Related Words
countenance, face, puss [slang], visage; muzzle; jaws, mandible, maxilla; gullet, maw

Yap

geographical name \ ˈyap , ˈyäp \
variants: or Uap play \ˈwäp\

Definition of Yap

islands in the western Carolines population 11,377
Note: The Yap Islands are part of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Yapese

play \ya-ˈpēz, yä-, -ˈpēs\ adjective

YAP Defined for English Language Learners

yap

verb

Definition of yap for English Language Learners

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

  • : to talk in a loud and annoying way


yap

noun

Definition of yap for English Language Learners

  • : a dog's high, quick bark


YAP Defined for Kids

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yap

verb \ ˈyap \

Definition of yap for Students

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

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yap

noun

Definition of yap for Students

: a quick high-pitched bark


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