- to bark sharply, as a young dog.
- a sharp bark; yelp.
Origin of yip
Examples from the Web for yip
Lyricist E. Y. “Yip” Harburg was as provocative as Hammerstein, though with a much less earnest, more whimsical sensibility.When Broadway Musicals Were Dark And Subversive
December 16, 2014
Rosete was totally oblivious to the way on-screen fighting worked prior to studying with Yip.Fake It Like Batman: Welcome to The Real Fight Club
December 27, 2013
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
"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.