- shrill, noisy, or foolish talk.
- the mouth: Keep your yap shut.
Origin of yap
OTHER WORDS FROM yapyapper, nounyap·ping·ly, adverbyappy, adjective, yap·pi·er, yap·pi·est.
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How to use yap in a sentence
Yap is a mechanical engineer at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
To investigate whether there was any basis for these claims, Yap and her team took stool samples from 247 children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 17 and analyzed them for microbial DNA.
However, the evidence for the microbiome causing autism, or even being different in autistic people, is pretty weak, Yap says.
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|Matt Pottinger|May 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This "yap" passes for "yes," no doubt—although it isn't quite the way Mr. Webster would say it, perhaps.The Adventures of a Grain of Dust|Hallam Hawksworth
Near me was a dog hole; its owner climbed up to peep out; in a minute or so he retired without a bark or a yap.Watched by Wild Animals|Enos A. Mills
The island of Yap, which has been in the press so much of late, is an example.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
Suddenly the spaniel jumped to his feet with a low, inquiring yap.Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
He tried to doze again, but the yap of the coyote disturbed him.The Best Psychic Stories|Various