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


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

Origin of yackety-yak

First recorded in 1945–50; apparently imitative


or yak·i·ty-yak


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



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

Word Origin for yackety-yak

of imitative origin
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