- 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
His little dogs greeted him, yapping and licking, climbing up the front of his bathrobe.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She opened the front door and spoke over the yapping of her schnauzer.Jersey’s True-Life Tony Soprano: Meet the DeCavalcante Crime Family|Michael Daly|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If David is a yapping terrier, Pete is an addled golden retriever.‘Family Tree’ Brings Christopher Guest’s Mockumentary Style to HBO|Jace Lacob|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Earlier this week William said that the yapping of the Queen's corgis drives him nuts.Queen Has Harry Potter Litter, Dog Named Gryffindor|Tom Sykes|May 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He spent an inordinate time yapping about building a colony on the Moon.Paul Begala: Mitt Romney Shows His Many Faults in the Jacksonville Debate|Paul Begala|January 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sheppy was a few rods away, but when he saw the game he let out one quick, yapping bark and gave chase.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
She started to race along the deserted beach, the dog leaping ahead of her and yapping ecstatically.The Dragon's Secret|Augusta Huiell Seaman
Out of one of these holes he glided and at him went the yapping, snapping dog mob.Watched by Wild Animals|Enos A. Mills
I hadn't gone a hundred yards when I heard a man's voice and the yapping of a dog come from where I had spoken to the flapper.13 Days|John Alan Lyde Caunter
It was the yapping of terrier against mastiff, for the artillery of the fortress was of small caliber and an ancient pattern.The Argus Pheasant|John Charles Beecham