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yackety-yak

or yackety-yack, yakety-yak, yakity-yak

[yak-i-tee-yak] /ˈyæk ɪ tiˈyæk/ Slang.
verb (used without object), yackety-yakked, yackety-yakking, noun
1.
yak2 .
Origin of yackety-yak
1945-1950
1945-50; apparently imitative

yak2

or yack, yackety-yak

[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
1945-50, Americanism; apparently of expressive orig.
Related forms
yakker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for yackety-yak

yackety-yak

/ˌjækɪtɪˈjæk/
noun
1.
(slang) noisy, continuous, and trivial talk or conversation Sometimes shortened to yak
Word Origin
of imitative origin

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 yackety-yak

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 yackety-yak

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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