yip

verb
\ ˈyip How to pronounce yip (audio) \
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.
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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First Known Use of yip

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yip

imitative

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“Yip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yip. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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yip

verb

English Language Learners Definition of yip

US, of a dog : to bark in high, quick sounds

yip

verb
\ ˈyip How to pronounce yip (audio) \
yipped; yipping

Kids Definition of yip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

yip

noun

Kids Definition of yip (Entry 2 of 2)

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