yipped; yipping

intransitive verb

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

Example Sentences

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

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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 28 Nov. 2022.

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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