yaps

yap

[yap]
verb (used without object), yapped, yapping.
1.
to bark sharply, shrilly, or snappishly; yelp.
2.
Slang. to talk shrilly, noisily, or foolishly.
verb (used with object), yapped, yapping.
3.
to utter by yapping.
noun
4.
a sharp, shrill, or snappish bark; yelp.
5.
Slang.
a.
shrill, noisy, or foolish talk.
b.
the mouth: Keep your yap shut.
6.
Slang. an uncouth or stupid person; bumpkin; fool.

Origin:
1595–1605; 1900–05 for def 5b; imitative

yapper, noun
yappingly, adverb
yappy, adjective, yappier, yappiest.
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Yap

[yahp, yap]
noun
one of the Caroline Islands, in the W Pacific: part of the Federated States of Micronesia. 83 sq. mi. (215 sq. km).
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yap (jæp)
 
vb , yaps, yapping, yapped
1.  (of a dog) to bark in quick sharp bursts; yelp
2.  informal to talk at length in an annoying or stupid way; jabber
 
n
3.  a high-pitched or sharp bark; yelp
4.  slang annoying or stupid speech; jabber
5.  slang a derogatory word for mouth
 
interj
6.  (usually reiterated) an imitation or representation of the sound of a dog yapping or people jabbering
 
[C17: of imitative origin]
 
'yapper
 
n
 
'yappy
 
adj

Yap (jɑːp, jæp)
 
n
a group of four main islands in the W Pacific, in the W Caroline Islands: administratively a district of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947; became self-governing in 1979 as part of the Federated States of Micronesia; important Japanese naval base in World War II. Pop: 11 647 (2006 est). Area: 101 sq km (39 sq miles)

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yap
c.1600, probably of imitative origin. Originally in reference to dog sounds; meaning "to talk idle chatter" is first recorded 1886.
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YAPS definition


Yet Another Production System? College Park Software. A commercial production system rule language, simpler than OPS5. YAPS allows knowledge bases to be attached to instances of CLOS objects.
E-mail: Liz Allen .
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YAP
young aspiring professional
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