yip

verb
\ˈyip \
yipped; yipping

Definition of yip 

intransitive verb

1 : to bark sharply, quickly, and often continuously

2 : to utter a short sharp cry

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Other Words from yip

yip noun

Examples of yip in a Sentence

We could hear the puppy yipping playfully in its kennel.

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Regardless: There has been no sign of the chip yips this winter. Michael Rosenberg, SI.com, "There Is Only One Tiger Woods," 3 Apr. 2018 After dark, dogs howl and coyotes yip in anticipation of a kill. New York Times, "In the California Desert: Vast Darkness, Vibrant Music, an Oasis," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of yip

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yip

imitative

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The first known use of yip was in 1907

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yip

verb

English Language Learners Definition of yip

of a dog : to bark in high, quick sounds

yip

verb
\ˈyip \
yipped; yipping

Kids Definition of yip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

yip

noun

Kids Definition of yip (Entry 2 of 2)

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