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yawner

[yaw-ner] /ˈyɔ nər/
noun
1.
a person who yawns.
2.
yawn (def 8).
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; yawn + -er1
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Word Origin and History for yawner
n.

1680s, agent noun from yawn (v.). Meaning "boring thing" is 1942, American English colloquial (yawn in this sense is attested from 1889).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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yawner

noun

Something boring; a tedious account: Most of the time, stories about child care are a snooze, total yawners (1940s+)


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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