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verb (used without object),yipped, yip·ping.
  1. to bark sharply, as a young dog.

  1. a sharp bark; yelp.

Origin of yip

1400–50; late Middle English yippe, perhaps alteration of yilpeyelp

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How to use yip in a sentence

  • A brindle bulldog, which Carl had not seen until that moment, gave a yip and started for the scene of the trouble.

  • Suddenly Mr. Gibney thrilled electrically to a shrill yip from Captain Scraggs.

    Captain Scraggs | Peter B. Kyne
  • The congested audience watched him closely, with now and then a yip, but mostly in silence.

    Watched by Wild Animals | Enos A. Mills
  • Otherwise all six of them would go “yip, yip, yip,” at the top of their voices.

    Wild Folk | Samuel Scoville
  • Did one catch the exultant, shrill yip-yip-yip of the round-up or the far-carrying war yell of the Cheyenne buck?

    The Glory of The Coming | Irvin S. Cobb