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
This was the place where I had met the yak herds two months before when they were pasturing their yaks on the grassy uplands.
Our transport to-day consisted of yaks and donkeys, which came along very well.
Our new transport consisted of donkeys and some very wild yaks, which rapidly got rid of their loads.
These came along very much faster than the yaks and the donkeys that we had been using.
Herds of yaks and flocks of sheep graze on the slopes, and circular penfolds remind us of our life in the Chang-tang.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Sven Hedin
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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