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yak

noun \ ˈyak \

Definition of yak

plural yaks also yak
:a large long-haired wild or domesticated ox (Bos grunniens synonym B. mutus) of Tibet and adjacent elevated parts of central Asia

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Origin and Etymology of yak

Tibetan (Lhasa dialect) yaʔ (spelled gyag)

Other Mammals Terms


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yak

noun \ ˈyäk , ˈyak \

Less common variant of

1 slang :laugh
  • did it just for yuks
2 slang :joke, gag

3

yak

verb \ ˈyak \
variants: or less commonly yack

Definition of yak

yakked also yacked; yakking also yacking
intransitive verb
:to talk persistently :chatter

Origin and Etymology of yak

probably imitative


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yak

noun
variants: or less commonly yack

Definition of yak

:persistent or voluble talk

First Known Use of yak

1950


YAK Defined for English Language Learners

yak

verb

Definition of yak for English Language Learners

  • : to talk in a loud way often for a long time


YAK Defined for Kids

yak

noun \ ˈyak \

Definition of yak for Students

:a wild or domestic ox of the uplands of central Asia that has very long hair


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