yakety-yak

or yack·e·ty-yak, yack·e·ty-yack

[ yak-i-tee-yak ]
/ ˈyæk ɪ tiˈyæk /

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

Slang. yak2.

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Origin of yakety-yak

First recorded in 1945–50; apparently imitative

Words nearby yakety-yak

Yahwist, Yajur-Veda, yak, yakety-yak, Yakut
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