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yawp

or yaup

[ yawp, yahp ]
/ yɔp, yɑp /
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verb (used without object)

to utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp, squawk, or bawl.
Slang. to talk noisily and foolishly or complainingly.

noun

a harsh cry.
Slang.
  1. raucous or querulous speech.
  2. a noisy, foolish utterance.

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Origin of yawp

1300–50; Middle English yolpen; akin to yelp

OTHER WORDS FROM yawp

yawper, noun

Words nearby yawp

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British Dictionary definitions for yawp

yawp
/ (jɔːp) /

verb (intr)

to gape or yawn, esp audibly
to shout, cry, or talk noisily; bawl
to bark, yelp, or yowl

noun

a shout, bark, yelp, or cry
US and Canadian a noisy, foolish, or raucous utterance

Derived forms of yawp

yawper, noun

Word Origin for yawp

C15: yolpen, probably of imitative origin; see yap, yelp
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