- 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 yammered
"I wouldn't want any of that stuff inside of me," he yammered.The 4-D Doodler
The girn, my informant said, was never out its face, and it yammered on night and day.Folk Lore
He ripped past their strengthless clutching fingers and yammered on the trail of the Martian.Duel on Syrtis
Poul William Anderson
The dreary weather held, there was rain and snow, gales like famished banshees pounded and yammered at the hotel windows.Linda Lee, Incorporated
Louis Joseph Vance
Their guns hammered and yammered out their song, and Dave could clearly see their tracers zinging down into the German plane.Dave Dawson with the R.A.F
R. Sidney Bowen
- 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 yammered
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.