[ yak-uh ]
/ ˈyæk ə /
work, especially hard work.
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Origin of yakka
First recorded in 1885–90; earlier spellings yacker,yakker; of obscure origin; possibly from Yagara (an extinct Australian aboriginal language of Queensland) yaga “to work”
Words nearby yakka
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Example sentences from the Web for yakka
Below the house of Yakka hanutsh there stood a group of men, their faces turned toward the brink of the mesa.
A girl from Yakka hanutsh greeted her in a friendly voice; she returned the greeting cheerfully.
British Dictionary definitions for yakka
yakker or yacker
/ (ˈjækə) /
Australian and NZ informal work
Word Origin for yakka
C19: from a native Australian language
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