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yawny

[yaw-nee]
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adjective, yawn·i·er, yawn·i·est.
  1. emitting or causing yawns: yawny spectators; a yawny debate.

Origin of yawny

First recorded in 1795–1805; yawn + -y1
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Examples from the Web for yawny

Historical Examples

  • They were all yawny, and some were grumpy, but I had washed my being in the sunrise and felt as blithesome as the day.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • But shortly after midnight the giddy revellers begun to thin out and the girl waiters got yawny.

    Torchy As A Pa

    Sewell Ford

  • Instinctively with his first yawny return to consciousness he reached back under his pillow for Cornelia's letter.

    Molly Make-Believe

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott


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