- to whine or complain.
- to make an outcry or clamor.
- to talk loudly and persistently.
- to utter clamorously, persistently, or in complaint: They yammered their complaints until she let them see the movie.
- the act or noise of yammering.
Origin of yammer
Examples from the Web for yammer
"I'd loike to ha' th' first yammer at him," he had said, savagely.That Lass O' Lowrie's
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Mrs. Yammer crossed her hands languidly upon her lap and sighed.
If Miss Ross is no feared for her teeth, sighed Mrs. Yammer.
At the memory of Yammer's words, Parker twisted uncomfortably.
It was as if Yammer's face showed in the water into which he thrust the paddle.
- 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
- a yammering sound, wail, or utterance
- nonsense; jabber
Word Origin and History for yammer
late 15c., "to lament," probably from Middle Dutch jammeren and cognate Middle English yeoumeren, "to mourn, complain," from Old English geomrian "to lament," from geomor "sorrowful," probably of imitative origin. Meaning "to make loud, annoying noise" is attested from 1510s. Related: Yammered; yammering.