a large, stocky, shaggy-haired wild ox, Bos grunniens, of the Tibetan highlands, having long, curved horns: endangered.
a domesticated variety of this animal.
Other definitions for yak (2 of 3)
incessant idle or gossipy talk.
- Also yack, yakety-yak .
- yakker, noun
Other definitions for yak (3 of 3)
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How to use yak in a sentence
The company, which is based out of Maharashtra, India, purchases its yak wool directly from producers in Tibet.The Kora Xenolith Is My Secret Weapon Against the Cold | Wes Siler | February 2, 2021 | Outside Online
Everyone is obsessed with technology for entertainment and yakking.
"Just before the 'copter started down, Miss Valdar was yakking about how we were all going to be rich," Parker interrupted.Sinister Paradise | Robert Moore Williams
Later—much later—he heard young, green asteroid-hoppers yakking happily about girls and about how magnificent it was, out here.The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
Are you people done yakking about who's civilized and who isn't?Space Viking | Henry Beam Piper
They'll be yakking back and forth for a couple of hours, yet.Space Viking | Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for yak (1 of 2)
a wild and domesticated type of cattle, Bos grunniens, of Tibet, having long horns and long shaggy hair
British Dictionary definitions for yak (2 of 2)
Also: yakety-yak noisy, continuous, and trivial talk or conversation
(intr) to chatter or talk in this way; jabber
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