yawn·​er | \ ˈyȯ-nər How to pronounce yawner (audio) \

Definition of yawner

1 : one that yawns
2 : something that causes boredom the show was a real yawner

Examples of yawner in a Sentence

The show was a real yawner. even die-hard opera fans are finding this production to be a real yawner
Recent Examples on the Web The NFC South is such a yawner and this game will align with that notion. Dan Labbe, cleveland, 10 May 2022 Jets 20, Packers 16 (Sept. 3, 2000) Vinny Testaverde, of all people, outplayed Favre in this thriller – OK, yawner – at Lambeau Field. Mike Hart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2021 Thanks to the aerodynamic package that NASCAR came up with to promote better racing after last year's yawner at Daytona, the 43rd version of the stock car Super Bowl produced 49 lead changes among 14 drivers. Mike Harris, Star Tribune, 11 Feb. 2021 The Browns can make this one a yawner, so keep an eye on the scoreboard. Dan Labbe, cleveland, 28 Nov. 2020 This proposal is basically a yawner; no one should get exercised about it one way or the other. Barry Latzer, National Review, 17 Feb. 2020 And the 'Fight of the Century' between world-champion boxers Emmanuel 'Manny' Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. turned out to be a 'yawner,' which prompted this lawsuit. Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Nov. 2019 Baker Mayfield threw three interceptions, and Odell Beckham’s debut was a yawner, with seven catches for 71 yards and no touchdowns. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2019 Ironically, The Windows 10 October 2018 Update was supposed to be a yawner, with unexciting improvements and minor new features. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 13 Nov. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of yawner

1687, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Yawner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yawner. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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