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.
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Origin of yap
OTHER WORDS FROM yapyapper, nounyap·ping·ly, adverbyappy, adjective, yap·pi·er, yap·pi·est.
Definition for yap (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for yap
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