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
Examples from the Web for 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|Matt Pottinger|May 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
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
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.