yip

[ yip ]
/ yɪp /

verb (used without object), yipped, yip·ping.

to bark sharply, as a young dog.

noun

a sharp bark; yelp.

Origin of yip

1400–50; late Middle English yippe, perhaps alteration of yilpe yelp
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yip


1903, possibly from dialectal yip "to cheep like a bird" (early 19c.), from Middle English yippen (mid-15c.), of imitative origin.

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