yawner

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noun yawn·er \ˈyȯ-nər\

Definition of yawner

  1. 1 :  one that yawns

  2. 2 :  something that causes boredom the show was a real yawner

Examples of yawner in a Sentence

  1. The show was a real yawner.

  2. even die-hard opera fans are finding this production to be a real yawner

1687

First Known Use of yawner

1687


YAWNER Defined for English Language Learners

yawner

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noun yawn·er \ˈyȯ-nər\

Definition of yawner for English Language Learners

  • : a person who yawns

  • : something that is very boring



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