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yammer

[yam-er] /ˈyæm ər/
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
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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Examples for yammering
  • Anyway, personal yammering of mine aside, this was a lot of fun.
  • yammering hyperbolic gibberish at each other, is where.
  • Our anti aircraft guns are yammering and every so often a bomb strikes so close as to rock this ship.
British Dictionary definitions for yammering

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 yammering
yammer
1481, "to lament," probably from M.Du. jammeren and cognate M.E. yeoumeren, "to mourn, complain," from O.E. geomrian "to lament," from geomor "sorrowful," probably of imitative origin. Meaning "to make loud, annoying noise" is attested from 1513.
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Slang definitions & phrases for yammering

yammer

noun

Talking: He kept up his tedious yammer (1500+)

verb
  1. To talk loudly; yak: They were yammering away about taxes (1513+)
  2. To complain; whine and nag; bitch: They are always yammering about mere details (1786+)

[fr Scots dialect, related to German Jammer, ''lamentation, misery'']


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