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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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English yippe, perhaps alteration of yilpe yelp
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Word Origin and History for yipping

yip

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

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yip

verb

To talk in an insistent, petulant, and annoying way: Will you please stop yipping about your rights?

[1907+; echoic of the high-pitched bark of a small dog]


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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