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yip

[yip]
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verb (used without object), yipped, yip·ping.
  1. to bark sharply, as a young dog.
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noun
  1. a sharp bark; yelp.
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Origin of yip

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

squawk, yelp, wail, screech, hoot, whoop, shriek, howl, squeal, moan, growl, groan, roar, whimper, outcry, blare, shout, holler, yell, cry

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Contemporary Examples of yip

Historical Examples of yip

  • Clear and gay above the yelling of Bolsheviki and the “Yip––yip!”

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers

  • I'll bet my shirt that we don't hear a yip out of them before we touch 'em off.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • It'll take us about two minutes to clean you out, an' we'll do it, if you so much as yip again.

    Down the Slope

    James Otis

  • "Nary move nor yip," he whispered confidentially into the night.

    Desert Conquest

    A. M. Chisholm

  • If I say that I'm going to the Clubhouse, she never raises a yip.

    Angel Island

    Inez Haynes Gillmore


Word Origin and History for 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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