yack

[ yak ]
/ yæk /

verb (used without object), noun Slang.

Related forms

yack·er, noun

Definition for yack (2 of 2)

yak

2

or yack

[ yak ]
/ yæk /
Slang.

verb (used without object), yakked, yak·king.

to talk, especially uninterruptedly and idly; gab; chatter: They've been yakking on the phone for over an hour.

noun

incessant idle or gossipy talk.

Origin of yak

2
An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; apparently of expressive orig.

Related forms

yak·ker, noun
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Examples from the Web for yack

  • 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
  • This latter name accords with Macgillivray's mode of spelling its note, yack chuck, harsh enough, no one will deny.

  • Tom perceived Andrew's useless emulation, and with a sound translated by 'yack,' sent his leg out a long way.

  • Yack, he picks up the trail from here to where you can follow easy.

    The Quirt|B.M. Bower

British Dictionary definitions for yack (1 of 3)

yack

/ (jæk) /

noun, verb

a variant spelling of yak 2

British Dictionary definitions for yack (2 of 3)

yak

1
/ (jæk) /

noun

a wild and domesticated type of cattle, Bos grunniens, of Tibet, having long horns and long shaggy hair

Word Origin for yak

C19: from Tibetan gyag

British Dictionary definitions for yack (3 of 3)

yak

2
/ (jæk) slang /

noun

Also: yakety-yak noisy, continuous, and trivial talk or conversation

verb yaks, yakking or yakked

(intr) to chatter or talk in this way; jabber

Word Origin for yak

C20: of imitative origin
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