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v. yam·mered, yam·mer·ing, yam·mers
1. To talk volubly and often loudly.
2. To complain peevishly; whine: "Congress grumbled and yammered about putting up the money for the new plane" (Thomas J. Fleming).
To utter or say loudly or in a complaining tone.
The act of yammering.
[Middle English yameren, to lament, alteration (probably influenced by Middle Dutch jammeren, to lament) of earlier Middle English yomeren, from Old English gēomrian, gēomerian, from gēomer, sad, sorrowful; akin to Old High German jāmar, perhaps ultimately of imitative origin.]
1. to utter or whine in a complaining or peevish manner
2. to make (a complaint) loudly or persistently
3. (Zoology) (intr) (esp of an animal) to howl or wail plaintively or distressingly; yelp or yowl
4. Also: yammering a whining sound, wail, or utterance
5. nonsense; jabber
[Old English geōmrian to grumble, complain; related to Old High German iāmar misery, lamentation, Old Norse amra to howl]
1. to whine or complain.
2. to talk loudly and persistently.v.t.
3. to utter clamorously and persistently, esp. in complaint.n.
4. the act or noise of yammering.
[1275–1325; < Middle Dutch jam(m)eren, replacing Old English gēomrian to complain, derivative of gēomor sad, c. Old Saxon, Old High German jāmar]
Past participle: yammered
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|Verb||1.||yammer - cry loudly, as of animals; "The coyotes were howling in the desert"|
|2.||yammer - complain whiningly |
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"