yak

2

or yack

[yak]Slang.
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verb (used without object), yakked, yak·king.
  1. to talk, especially uninterruptedly and idly; gab; chatter: They've been yakking on the phone for over an hour.
noun
  1. incessant idle or gossipy talk.

Origin of yak

2
An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; apparently of expressive orig.
Related formsyak·ker, noun

yak

3
[yak]
noun, verb (used with or without object), yakked, yak·king. Slang.
  1. yuk1.

yuk

1

or yuck, yock, yok, yak

[yuhk]Slang.
noun
  1. a loud, hearty laugh.
  2. a joke evoking such a laugh.
verb (used with or without object), yukked, yuk·king.
  1. to laugh or joke: The audience really yukked it up at the movie.

Origin of yuk

1
imitative
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Examples from the Web for yakking

Contemporary Examples of yakking

Historical Examples of yakking

  • They'll be yakking back and forth for a couple of hours, yet.

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper

  • "Just before the 'copter started down, Miss Valdar was yakking about how we were all going to be rich," Parker interrupted.

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    Robert Moore Williams


British Dictionary definitions for yakking

yak

1
noun
  1. 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

yak

2
noun
  1. Also: yakety-yak noisy, continuous, and trivial talk or conversation
verb yaks, yakking or yakked
  1. (intr) to chatter or talk in this way; jabber

Word Origin for yak

C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for yakking

yuk

"laughter, something evoking laughs," 1964, imitative; see yuck (2).

yak

n.

"wild ox of central Asia," 1795, from Tibetan g-yag "male yak."

yak

v.

"laugh," 1938; "talk idly," 1950; echoic, perhaps of Yiddish origin.

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