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Yap

 (yăp, yäp)
An island group and state of the Federated States of Micronesia in the western Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. Part of a Japanese mandate after 1920, it fell to US forces in 1945. Yap is noted for the large stone disks traditionally used as money by the native population.

yap

 (yăp)
v. yapped, yap·ping, yaps
v.intr.
1. To bark sharply or shrilly; yelp.
2. Slang To talk noisily or stupidly; jabber.
v.tr.
To utter by yapping.
n.
1. A sharp, shrill bark; a yelp.
2. Slang Noisy, stupid talk; jabber.
3. Slang The mouth: Shut your yap.
4. Slang A stupid, crude, or loud person.

[Probably imitative.]

yap′per n.

yap

(jæp)
vb (intr) , yaps, yapping or yapped
1. (Zoology) (of a dog) to bark in quick sharp bursts; yelp
2. informal to talk at length in an annoying or stupid way; jabber
n
3. (Zoology) a high-pitched or sharp bark; yelp
4. slang annoying or stupid speech; jabber
5. slang a derogatory word for mouth
interj
(usually reiterated) an imitation or representation of the sound of a dog yapping or people jabbering
[C17: of imitative origin]
ˈyapper n
ˈyappy adj

Yap

(jɑːp; jæp)
n
(Placename) a group of four main islands in the W Pacific, in the W Caroline Islands: administratively a district of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947; became self-governing in 1979 as part of the Federated States of Micronesia; important Japanese naval base in World War II. Pop: 11 647 (2006 est). Area: 101 sq km (39 sq miles)

yap

(yæp)

v. yapped, yap•ping,
n. v.i.
1. to bark sharply, shrilly, or snappishly; yelp.
2. Slang. to talk shrilly, noisily, or foolishly.
v.t.
3. to utter by yapping.
n.
4. a shrill, snappish bark; yelp.
5. Slang.
a. shrill, noisy, or foolish talk.
b. mouth: Keep your yap shut.
6. Slang. a stupid or uncouth person.
[1595–1605; imitative]
yap′per, n.

Yap

(yɑp, yæp)

n.
one of the Caroline Islands, in the W Pacific: part of the Federated States of Micronesia. 46 sq. mi. (119 sq. km).

yap


Past participle: yapped
Gerund: yapping

Imperative
yap
yap
Present
I yap
you yap
he/she/it yaps
we yap
you yap
they yap
Preterite
I yapped
you yapped
he/she/it yapped
we yapped
you yapped
they yapped
Present Continuous
I am yapping
you are yapping
he/she/it is yapping
we are yapping
you are yapping
they are yapping
Present Perfect
I have yapped
you have yapped
he/she/it has yapped
we have yapped
you have yapped
they have yapped
Past Continuous
I was yapping
you were yapping
he/she/it was yapping
we were yapping
you were yapping
they were yapping
Past Perfect
I had yapped
you had yapped
he/she/it had yapped
we had yapped
you had yapped
they had yapped
Future
I will yap
you will yap
he/she/it will yap
we will yap
you will yap
they will yap
Future Perfect
I will have yapped
you will have yapped
he/she/it will have yapped
we will have yapped
you will have yapped
they will have yapped
Future Continuous
I will be yapping
you will be yapping
he/she/it will be yapping
we will be yapping
you will be yapping
they will be yapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yapping
you have been yapping
he/she/it has been yapping
we have been yapping
you have been yapping
they have been yapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yapping
you will have been yapping
he/she/it will have been yapping
we will have been yapping
you will have been yapping
they will have been yapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yapping
you had been yapping
he/she/it had been yapping
we had been yapping
you had been yapping
they had been yapping
Conditional
I would yap
you would yap
he/she/it would yap
we would yap
you would yap
they would yap
Past Conditional
I would have yapped
you would have yapped
he/she/it would have yapped
we would have yapped
you would have yapped
they would have yapped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yap - informal terms for the mouthyap - informal terms for the mouth  
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
Verb1.yap - bark in a high-pitched toneyap - bark in a high-pitched tone; "the puppies yelped"
bark - make barking sounds; "The dogs barked at the stranger"

yap

verb
1. yelp, bark, woof, yip (chiefly U.S.) The little dog yapped frantically.
2. (Informal) talk, go on, rabbit (on) (Brit. informal), gossip, jaw (slang), chatter, spout, babble, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), prattle, jabber, blather, run off at the mouth (slang) She keeps yapping at me about Joe.
noun
1. bark, yelp, woof, yip (chiefly U.S.) a high-pitched terrier yap

yap

verb
To utter a shrill, short cry:
noun
A shrill, short cry:
Translations
نُباحٌ عالي الصَّوْتيَنْبَح
Яп
Yap
ňafáníňafat
bjæfbjæffe
Yap
Yap
Yap
csahol
Yap
gjamm, gelt, bofsgjamma, gelta
ヤップ州
Japasviauksėjimasviauksėti
ķiukstētvaukšķēšanavaukšķēt
Yap
Yap
Yap
Yap
acı acı havlamaacı acı havlamak

yap

[jæp]
A. N [of dog] → pequeño ladrido m
B. VI
2. (= chat) → charlar

yap

[ˈjæp] vi (dog)japper

yap

vi (dog)kläffen; (= talk noisily)quatschen (inf), → labern (inf); it’s been yap, yap, yap all dayvon morgens bis abends nur Gequatsche (inf)
n (of dog)Kläffen nt, → Gekläff nt; (inf, of person) → Gequatsche nt (inf), → Gelaber nt (inf); she spoke in a high-pitched yapsie schnatterte mit schriller Stimme (inf)

yap

[jæp] (of dog)
1. nguaito
2. vi (dog) → guaire

yap

(jӕp) past tense, past anparticiple yapped verb
(of a puppy or small dog) to give a high-pitched bark.
noun
a short, high-pitched bark. The puppy gave a yap.
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