- to talk, especially uninterruptedly and idly; gab; chatter: They've been yakking on the phone for over an hour.
- incessant idle or gossipy talk.
Origin of yak2
Examples from the Web for yack
Yack, he picks up the trail from here to where you can follow easy.The Quirt
Church a yack (or watch), to take the works of a watch from its original case, and put them into another one, to avoid detection.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
Tom perceived Andrew's useless emulation, and with a sound translated by 'yack,' sent his leg out a long way.Evan Harrington, Complete
This latter name accords with Macgillivray's mode of spelling its note, yack chuck, harsh enough, no one will deny.British Birds in their Haunts
Rev. C. A. Johns
- a variant spelling of yak 2
- a wild and domesticated type of cattle, Bos grunniens, of Tibet, having long horns and long shaggy hair
- Also: yakety-yak noisy, continuous, and trivial talk or conversation
- (intr) to chatter or talk in this way; jabber
Word Origin and History for yack
"to talk, to chatter," slang, 1950, probably echoic (cf. Australian slang yacker "talk, conversation," 1882). Yackety is recorded from 1953.
"wild ox of central Asia," 1795, from Tibetan g-yag "male yak."
"laugh," 1938; "talk idly," 1950; echoic, perhaps of Yiddish origin.