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yack

[yak] /yæk/
verb (used without object), noun, Slang.
1.
yak2 .
Related forms
yacker, noun

yak2

[yak] /yæk/ Slang.
verb (used without object), yakked, yakking.
1.
to talk, especially uninterruptedly and idly; gab; chatter:
They've been yakking on the phone for over an hour.
noun
2.
incessant idle or gossipy talk.
Origin of yak2
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism; apparently of expressive orig.
Related forms
yakker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for yacks

yack

/jæk/
noun, verb
1.
a variant spelling of yak2

yak1

/jæk/
noun
1.
a wild and domesticated type of cattle, Bos grunniens, of Tibet, having long horns and long shaggy hair
Word Origin
C19: from Tibetan gyag

yak2

/jæk/
noun
1.
Also yakety-yak. noisy, continuous, and trivial talk or conversation
verb yaks, yakking, yakked
2.
(intransitive) to chatter or talk in this way; jabber
Word Origin
C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for yacks

yack

v.

"to talk, to chatter," slang, 1950, probably echoic (cf. Australian slang yacker "talk, conversation," 1882). Yackety is recorded from 1953.

yak

n.

"wild ox of central Asia," 1795, from Tibetan g-yag "male yak."

v.

"laugh," 1938; "talk idly," 1950; echoic, perhaps of Yiddish origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for yacks

yadda yadda

adverb phrase

And so on; so they say repeatedly: Snyder is too old, too abrasive, yadda yadda, on and on (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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