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yakka

[yak-uh] /ˈyæk ə/
noun, Australian.
1.
work, especially hard work.
Origin of yakka
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; earlier spelling yacker, yakker; of obscure origin
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  • A girl from yakka hanutsh greeted her in a friendly voice; she returned the greeting cheerfully.

    The Delight Makers

    Adolf Bandelier
  • Below the house of yakka hanutsh there stood a group of men, their faces turned toward the brink of the mesa.

    The Delight Makers

    Adolf Bandelier
British Dictionary definitions for yakka

yakka

/ˈjækə/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ, informal) work
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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