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yack

[ yak ]
/ yæk /
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verb (used without object), noun Slang.

yak2.

RELATED WORDS

voluble, chatty, long-winded, garrulous, clash, boast, jabber, gabble, clatter, drivel, brag, chat, utter, prattle, tongue, blab, chatter, gab, talk, yack

Nearby words

yacht club, yachtie, yachting, yachtsman, yachtswoman, yack, yackety-yak, yad, yad vashem, yada-yada-yada, yadda
Related formsyack·er, noun

Definition for yacking (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 formsyak·ker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for yacking (1 of 3)

yack

/ (jæk) /

noun, verb

a variant spelling of yak 2

British Dictionary definitions for yacking (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 yacking (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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