- 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
- 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 yacking
"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.