yipped; yipping

intransitive verb

: to bark sharply, quickly, and often continuously
: to utter a short sharp cry
yip noun

Examples of yip in a Sentence

We could hear the puppy yipping playfully in its kennel.
Recent Examples on the Web After dark, dogs howl and coyotes yip in anticipation of a kill. New York Times, 19 Dec. 2017

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Word History



First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of yip was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Yip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yip. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


yipped; yipping
: to bark sharply, quickly, and often continuously
the poodle ran around yipping
also : to utter a short sharp cry
yipped with joy
yip noun

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