- work, especially hard work.
Origin of yakka
First recorded in 1885–90; earlier spelling yacker, yakker; of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for yakka
A girl from Yakka hanutsh greeted her in a friendly voice; she returned the greeting cheerfully.
Below the house of Yakka hanutsh there stood a group of men, their faces turned toward the brink of the mesa.
yakker or yacker
- Australian and NZ informal work
C19: from a native Australian language