yackety-yak

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

[ yak-i-tee-yak ]
/ ˈyæk ɪ tiˈyæk /
Slang.

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


Nearby words

  1. yachtie,
  2. yachting,
  3. yachtsman,
  4. yachtswoman,
  5. yack,
  6. yad,
  7. yad vashem,
  8. yada-yada-yada,
  9. yadda,
  10. yadda yadda yadda

Origin of yackety-yak

First recorded in 1945–50; apparently imitative

yakety-yak

or yak·i·ty-yak

[ yak-i-tee-yak ]
/ ˈyæk ɪ tiˈyæk /

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

Slang. yak2.
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British Dictionary definitions for yakity-yak

yackety-yak

/ (ˌjækɪtɪˈjæk) /

noun

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

Word Origin for yackety-yak

of imitative origin

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