verb (used without object), noun
verb (used without object)
- raucous or querulous speech.
- a noisy, foolish utterance.
Origin of yawp
Examples from the Web for yaup
"Hold your yaup, you youngster you," roared the old man in reply.The South-West|Joseph Holt Ingraham
I hope ye are yaup, for ye have a lang day's wark before ye.
Word Origin for yawp
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.