or yack·e·ty-yack, yak·e·ty-yak, yak·i·ty-yak

[ yak-i-tee-yak ]
/ ˈyæk ɪ tiˈyæk /

verb (used without object), yack·e·ty-yakked, yack·e·ty-yak·king, noun


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Origin of yackety-yak

First recorded in 1945–50; apparently imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for yackety-yak

/ (ˌjækɪtɪˈjæk) /


slang noisy, continuous, and trivial talk or conversationSometimes shortened to: yak

Word Origin for yackety-yak

of imitative origin
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