verb (used without object), yapped, yap·ping.
verb (used with object), yapped, yap·ping.
- shrill, noisy, or foolish talk.
- the mouth: Keep your yap shut.
Origin of yap
Related Words for yapyelp, babble, ramble, bay, woof, yip, blather, prate, jaw, gossip, prattle, gibber, jabber, gab, twaddle
Examples from the Web for yap
Contemporary Examples of yap
Wouldn't even pay attention to the packs of feral Iraqi hounds that yap and howl all through the night when people walk by.Marine First Lieutenant Nathan Krissoff’s Last Letters Home From Iraq
May 26, 2013
Historical Examples of yap
They probably think they can get quail on toast now if they yap for it.The Rainy Day Railroad War
It was too late to see them, and Con, who limped at my heels, had not a yap left in him.Kilgorman
Talbot Baines Reed
The glass and porcelain money on Yap must have come from China or Japan.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
In the second place there is no mound of sand in front of Yap Yap's doorway.
He is to be feared most of all because he can follow Yap Yap down into his hole.
verb yaps, yapping or yapped (intr)
Word Origin for yap
c.1600, probably of imitative origin. Originally in reference to dog sounds; meaning "to talk idle chatter" is first recorded 1886. Related: Yapped; yapping.