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yammer

[yam-er] /ˈyæm ər/ Informal.
verb (used without object)
1.
to whine or complain.
2.
to make an outcry or clamor.
3.
to talk loudly and persistently.
verb (used with object)
4.
to utter clamorously, persistently, or in complaint:
They yammered their complaints until she let them see the movie.
noun
5.
the act or noise of yammering.
Origin of yammer
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English yameren (v.) < Middle Dutch jam(m)eren, replacing Middle English yomeren, Old English gēomrian to complain, derivative of gēomor sad; akin to German Jammer lamentation
Related forms
yammerer, noun
yammeringly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for yammer

yammer

/ˈjæmə/
verb
1.
to utter or whine in a complaining or peevish manner
2.
to make (a complaint) loudly or persistently
3.
(intransitive) (esp of an animal) to howl or wail plaintively or distressingly; yelp or yowl
noun
4.
a yammering sound, wail, or utterance
5.
nonsense; jabber
Derived Forms
yammerer, noun
Word Origin
Old English geōmrian to grumble, complain; related to Old High German iāmar misery, lamentation, Old Norse amra to howl
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Word Origin and History for yammer
v.

late 15c., "to lament," probably from Middle Dutch jammeren and cognate Middle English yeoumeren, "to mourn, complain," from Old English geomrian "to lament," from geomor "sorrowful," probably of imitative origin. Meaning "to make loud, annoying noise" is attested from 1510s. Related: Yammered; yammering.

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Slang definitions & phrases for yammer

yak show

modifier

: despite what you may have heard from Ralph Nader or some radio yak-show host

noun phrase

A radio talk show (1980s+)


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