yak

2

or yack

[ yak ]
/ yæk /
Slang.

verb (used without object), yakked, yak·king.

to talk, especially uninterruptedly and idly; gab; chatter: They've been yakking on the phone for over an hour.

noun

incessant idle or gossipy talk.

Origin of yak

2
An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; apparently of expressive orig.

Related forms

yak·ker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for yakker (1 of 2)

yak

1
/ (jæk) /

noun

a wild and domesticated type of cattle, Bos grunniens, of Tibet, having long horns and long shaggy hair

Word Origin for yak

C19: from Tibetan gyag

British Dictionary definitions for yakker (2 of 2)

yak

2
/ (jæk) slang /

noun

Also: yakety-yak noisy, continuous, and trivial talk or conversation

verb yaks, yakking or yakked

(intr) to chatter or talk in this way; jabber

Word Origin for yak

C20: of imitative origin
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