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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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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"
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vi (inf: = moan) → jammern
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