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yip

[yip] /yɪp/
verb (used without object), yipped, yipping.
1.
to bark sharply, as a young dog.
noun
2.
a sharp bark; yelp.
Origin of yip
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English yippe, perhaps alteration of yilpe yelp
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  • That there existed in Oz—in the yip Country—a jeweled dishpan made of gold, which dishpan possessed marvelous powers of magic.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • I'll bet my shirt that we don't hear a yip out of them before we touch 'em off.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • Otherwise all six of them would go “yip, yip, yip,” at the top of their voices.

    Wild Folk Samuel Scoville
  • It'll take us about two minutes to clean you out, an' we'll do it, if you so much as yip again.

    Down the Slope James Otis
  • Staring into the bushes without a yip, she appeared to be bearing these slurs and innuendos of mine with an easy calm.

    Right Ho, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
  • And yet not a yip out of him––not a cranky word to one of the gang all night.

    The Seiners James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  • He hasn't uttered a yip and it is now over two weeks ago that the thing happened.

    Carl and the Cotton Gin Sara Ware Bassett
  • He gets eloquent about the poor old132 Elis who had to stand around and watch the snake dance without lettin' out a yip.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
Word Origin and History for yip

1903, possibly from dialectal yip "to cheep like a bird" (early 19c.), from Middle English yippen (mid-15c.), of imitative origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for yip

ying-yang

noun

  1. The anus; ass, asshole, where the sun doesn't shine •Nearly always in the expression up the ying-yang, ''in great abundance'': A mother-jumper of a winter. Snow up the yin-yang (1970s+)
  2. The penis; prick: a peek at one of my troopers with tubes up his ying-yang (1960s+)
  3. A stupid or foolish person (1970s+ Army)

[origin uncertain; perhaps coined because of the increasing currency of the Chinese term yin and yang, ''the female and male principles in nature,'' influenced by wang, ''penis''; perhaps fr Louisiana French yan-yan, ''ass'']

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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