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yak 1

 (yăk)
n.
1. A wild, shaggy-haired ox (Bos grunniens) of the mountains of central Asia.
2. A domesticated yak, used as a work animal or raised for meat and milk.

[Tibetan gyag.]

yak 2

also yack  (yăk)Slang
intr.v. yakked, yak·king, yaks also yacked or yack·ing or yacks
To talk persistently and meaninglessly; chatter.
n.
Prolonged, sometimes senseless talk; chatter.

[Imitative.]

yak′ker n.

yak

(jæk)
n
(Animals) a wild and domesticated type of cattle, Bos grunniens, of Tibet, having long horns and long shaggy hair
[C19: from Tibetan gyag]

yak

(jæk)
n
Also: yakety-yak noisy, continuous, and trivial talk or conversation
vb, yaks, yakking or yakked
(intr) to chatter or talk in this way; jabber
[C20: of imitative origin]

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.

yak


Past participle: yakked
Gerund: yakking

Imperative
yak
yak
Present
I yak
you yak
he/she/it yaks
we yak
you yak
they yak
Preterite
I yakked
you yakked
he/she/it yakked
we yakked
you yakked
they yakked
Present Continuous
I am yakking
you are yakking
he/she/it is yakking
we are yakking
you are yakking
they are yakking
Present Perfect
I have yakked
you have yakked
he/she/it has yakked
we have yakked
you have yakked
they have yakked
Past Continuous
I was yakking
you were yakking
he/she/it was yakking
we were yakking
you were yakking
they were yakking
Past Perfect
I had yakked
you had yakked
he/she/it had yakked
we had yakked
you had yakked
they had yakked
Future
I will yak
you will yak
he/she/it will yak
we will yak
you will yak
they will yak
Future Perfect
I will have yakked
you will have yakked
he/she/it will have yakked
we will have yakked
you will have yakked
they will have yakked
Future Continuous
I will be yakking
you will be yakking
he/she/it will be yakking
we will be yakking
you will be yakking
they will be yakking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yakking
you have been yakking
he/she/it has been yakking
we have been yakking
you have been yakking
they have been yakking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yakking
you will have been yakking
he/she/it will have been yakking
we will have been yakking
you will have been yakking
they will have been yakking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yakking
you had been yakking
he/she/it had been yakking
we had been yakking
you had been yakking
they had been yakking
Conditional
I would yak
you would yak
he/she/it would yak
we would yak
you would yak
they would yak
Past Conditional
I would have yakked
you would have yakked
he/she/it would have yakked
we would have yakked
you would have yakked
they would have yakked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yak - noisy talkyak - 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
2.yak - large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticatedyak - large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated
Bos, genus Bos - wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
wild ox, ox - any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
Verb1.yak - talk profusely; "she was yakking away about her grandchildren"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

yak

verb gossip, go on, gab (informal), rabbit (on) (Brit. informal), run on, jaw (slang), chatter, spout, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), yap (informal), tattle, jabber, blather, chew the fat (slang), witter on (informal), run off at the mouth He and Cosby had a chance to yak.

yak

verb
Slang. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: go on, spiel.
Slang: gab, gas, jaw.
noun
Slang. Incessant and usually inconsequential talk:
Slang: gab, gas.
Translations
ياك: ثَور التِّبِت الضَّخْم
jak
yakokse
jakki
jak
jakuxi
jakas
jaks
jak
jak
jak
Tibet öküzüyak

yak

[jæk] N (= animal) → yac m, yak m

yak

[ˈjæk] [yak] (pl) nyack m

yak

1
n (Zool) → Jak m, → Yak m, → Grunzochse m

yak

2
vi (inf)schnattern (inf), → quasseln (inf); to yak away on somethingüber etw (acc)quasseln

yak

1 [jæk] n (Zool) → yak m inv

yak

2 (fam) [jæk]
1. vicicalare, cianciare
2. ncicaleccio

yak

(jӕk) plurals yaks ~yak noun
a type of long-haired ox, found in Tibet.
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So we carried on yacking away and laughing loudly at our own jokes.
Tough luck too on the wretched reporters who were forced to stand outside, desperately yacking away but saying sweet fanny adam beyond the bleeding obvious, that HRH'd be back soon with his family - and missing their own chance of a Happy Christmas with their own.
No longer a political discussion, it was a bunch of housewives yacking about the best parts in their favourite Mills & Boon novel.