yawner

[ yaw-ner ]
/ ˈyɔ nər /

noun

a person who yawns.

Nearby words

  1. yawey,
  2. yawl,
  3. yawl-rigged,
  4. yawmeter,
  5. yawn,
  6. yawnful,
  7. yawnfully,
  8. yawning,
  9. yawningly,
  10. yawnsome

Origin of yawner

First recorded in 1680–90; yawn + -er1

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Word Origin and History for yawner

yawner

n.

1680s, agent noun from yawn (v.). Meaning "boring thing" is 1942, American English colloquial (yawn in this sense is attested from 1889).

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