yakety-yak

noun
yak·​e·​ty-yak
variants: or yakity-yak or less commonly yackety-yak \¦yakətē¦yak \
plural -s

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yakety-yak

intransitive verb
variants: or yakity-yak or less commonly yackety-yak \" \

Definition of yakety-yak (Entry 2 of 2)

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