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yak

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noun \ˈyak\

Definition of yak

plural

yaks

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yak

  1. :  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)


First Known Use: 1795

Other Mammals Terms


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yak

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noun \ˈyäk, ˈyak\

less common variant of

  1. 1 slang :  laugh did it just for yuks

  2. 2 slang :  joke, gag


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yak

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verb \ˈyak\
variants: or less commonly

yack

Definition of yak

yakked

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yacked

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yakking

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yacking

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to talk persistently :  chatter

Origin and Etymology of yak

probably imitative


First Known Use: 1949


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yak

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variants: or less commonly

yack

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Definition of yak

  1. :  persistent or voluble talk

1950

First Known Use of yak

1950


YAK Defined for English Language Learners

yak

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Definition of yak for English Language Learners

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


YAK Defined for Kids

yak

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noun \ˈyak\

Definition of yak for Students

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



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