verb (used without object), noun
Related formsyaup·er, noun
verb (used without object)
to utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp, squawk, or bawl.
Slang. to talk noisily and foolishly or complainingly.
a harsh cry.
- raucous or querulous speech.
- a noisy, foolish utterance.
Origin of yawp
1300–50; Middle English yolpen;Related formsyawp·er, noun
akin to yelp
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Derived Formsyauper, noun a variant spelling of yawp
to gape or yawn, esp audibly
to shout, cry, or talk noisily; bawl
to bark, yelp, or yowl
Derived Formsyawper, noun
a shout, bark, yelp, or cry
US and Canadian a noisy, foolish, or raucous utterance
Word Origin for yawp
C15: yolpen, probably of imitative origin; see yap, yelp
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Word Origin and History for yaup
c.1300, yolpen, probably echoic variant of yelpen (see yelp). Related: Yawped; yawping. The noun, in reference to speech, is recorded from 1835, now used chiefly with conscious echo of Whitman.
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