yammer

[ yam-er ]
/ ˈyæm ər /
Informal.

verb (used without object)

to whine or complain.
to make an outcry or clamor.
to talk loudly and persistently.

verb (used with object)

to utter clamorously, persistently, or in complaint: They yammered their complaints until she let them see the movie.

noun

the act or noise of yammering.

Origin of yammer

1275–1325; Middle English yameren (v.) < Middle Dutch jam(m)eren, replacing Middle English yomeren, Old English gēomrian to complain, derivative of gēomor sad; akin to German Jammer lamentation

Related forms

yam·mer·er, nounyam·mer·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for yammer

yammer

/ (ˈjæmə) informal /

verb

to utter or whine in a complaining or peevish manner
to make (a complaint) loudly or persistently
(intr) (esp of an animal) to howl or wail plaintively or distressingly; yelp or yowl

noun

a yammering sound, wail, or utterance
nonsense; jabber

Derived Forms

yammerer, noun

Word Origin for yammer

Old English geōmrian to grumble, complain; related to Old High German iāmar misery, lamentation, Old Norse amra to howl
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