yawp(redirected from yawps)
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intr.v. yawped, yawp·ing, yawps
1. To utter a sharp cry; yelp.
2. To talk loudly, raucously, or coarsely.
1. A bark; a yelp.
2. Loud or coarse talk or utterance: "I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world" (Walt Whitman).
[Middle English yolpen, possibly variant of yelpen; see yelp.]
1. (Physiology) to gape or yawn, esp audibly
2. to shout, cry, or talk noisily; bawl
3. to bark, yelp, or yowl
4. a shout, bark, yelp, or cry
5. US and Canadian a noisy, foolish, or raucous utterance
[C15: yolpen, probably of imitative origin; see yap, yelp]
or yaup(yɔp, yɑp)
1. to utter a loud, harsh cry.
2. to talk noisily and complainingly.n.
3. a harsh cry.
a. raucous or querulous talk.
b. a noisy, foolish utterance.
[1300–50; akin to yelp]
Past participle: yawped
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|Verb||1.||yawp - make a raucous noise|
|2.||yawp - 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"