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yack

 (yăk)
v. & n. Slang
Variant of yak2.

yack

(jæk)
n, vb
a variant spelling of yak2

yak1

(yæk)

n.
1. a large, shaggy-haired wild ox, Bos grunniens, of the Tibetan highlands, having long, curved horns.
2. a domesticated variety of this animal.
[1785–95; < Tibetan, sp. gyag]

yak2

or yack

(yæk)

v. yakked yacked, yak•king yack•ing, v.i.
1. to gab; chatter.
n.
2. incessant idle or gossipy talk.
[1945–50; appar. of expressive orig.]
yak′ker, n.

yak3

(yæk)

n., v.i., v.t. yakked, yak•king. Slang.

yack


Past participle: yacked
Gerund: yacking

Imperative
yack
yack
Present
I yack
you yack
he/she/it yacks
we yack
you yack
they yack
Preterite
I yacked
you yacked
he/she/it yacked
we yacked
you yacked
they yacked
Present Continuous
I am yacking
you are yacking
he/she/it is yacking
we are yacking
you are yacking
they are yacking
Present Perfect
I have yacked
you have yacked
he/she/it has yacked
we have yacked
you have yacked
they have yacked
Past Continuous
I was yacking
you were yacking
he/she/it was yacking
we were yacking
you were yacking
they were yacking
Past Perfect
I had yacked
you had yacked
he/she/it had yacked
we had yacked
you had yacked
they had yacked
Future
I will yack
you will yack
he/she/it will yack
we will yack
you will yack
they will yack
Future Perfect
I will have yacked
you will have yacked
he/she/it will have yacked
we will have yacked
you will have yacked
they will have yacked
Future Continuous
I will be yacking
you will be yacking
he/she/it will be yacking
we will be yacking
you will be yacking
they will be yacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yacking
you have been yacking
he/she/it has been yacking
we have been yacking
you have been yacking
they have been yacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yacking
you will have been yacking
he/she/it will have been yacking
we will have been yacking
you will have been yacking
they will have been yacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yacking
you had been yacking
he/she/it had been yacking
we had been yacking
you had been yacking
they had been yacking
Conditional
I would yack
you would yack
he/she/it would yack
we would yack
you would yack
they would yack
Past Conditional
I would have yacked
you would have yacked
he/she/it would have yacked
we would have yacked
you would have yacked
they would have yacked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yack - noisy talkyack - noisy talk        
talk, talking - an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"
blether, chin music, idle talk, prate, prattle - idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
Verb1.yack - talk incessantly and tiresomelyyack - talk incessantly and tiresomely  
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
Translations

yack

[jæk] yackety-yak [ˈjækɪtɪˈjæk]
A. N (= chatter) → cháchara f
to have a yackestar de cháchara
B. VI (pej) → hablar como una cotorra
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