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 yapping
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
Then I laughed as I heard their yapping, and grumbling, and questioning what had become of me.Sir Ludar|Talbot Baines Reed
Two tram-car conductors conversed forty feet away from each other, with dozens of yapping Chinese between.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
A yapping bark was answered by a sound he could not describe, a noise which was neither cough nor grunt but a combination of both.The Defiant Agents|Andre Alice Norton
The yapping of the dogs brought out a plump child, who stood agape, and next came a white-haired old man of middle height.The Magic Skin|Honore de Balzac
As soon as they saw Sandy they set up a chorus of howls and yapping barks and once more tried to scale the rocks.The Bungalow Boys North of Fifty-Three|Dexter J. Forrester
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.