yawner

yawner

[yaw-ner]
noun
1.
a person who yawns.
2.
yawn ( def 8 ).

Origin:
1680–90; yawn + -er1

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yawn (jɔːn)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to open the mouth wide and take in air deeply, often as in involuntary reaction to tiredness, sleepiness, or boredom
2.  (tr) to express or utter while yawning
3.  (intr) to be open wide as if threatening to engulf (someone or something): the mine shaft yawned below
 
n
4.  the act or an instance of yawning
 
[Old English gionian; related to Old Saxon ginōn, Old High German ginēn to yawn, Old Norse gjā gap]
 
'yawner
 
n
 
'yawning
 
adj
 
'yawningly
 
adv

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yawner definition


  1. n.
    a boring show or performance. : It was a yawner from the opening curtain straight through to the end.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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