[ yam-er ]
/ ˈyæm ər /
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.
the act or noise of yammering.
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM yammeryam·mer·er, nounyam·mer·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use yammer in a sentence
The dreary weather held, there was rain and snow, gales like famished banshees pounded and yammered at the hotel windows.
He ripped past their strengthless clutching fingers and yammered on the trail of the Martian.
British Dictionary definitions for yammer
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
Derived forms of yammeryammerer, 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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