yakety-yak


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yakety-yak - noisy talkyakety-yak - 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
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