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 yappy
Yappy bayed loudly, and away he went through the woods after Brushtail.
You see now what Brushtail was doing—he was leading Yappy away from that den of little foxes!
If they want to commit the Yappy Dispatch, why shouldn't they?
But Yappy passed so close he smelled fox, and then Brushtail certainly did have to jump and run.
When Yappy came near, Brushtail sprang right out, and away he ran.
British Dictionary definitions for yappy (1 of 2)
verb yaps, yapping or yapped (intr)
Word Origin for yap
British Dictionary definitions for yappy (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for yappy (1 of 2)
c.1600, probably of imitative origin. Originally in reference to dog sounds; meaning "to talk idle chatter" is first recorded 1886. Related: Yapped; yapping.