yapping


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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

 (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.
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yapping

(ˈjæpɪŋ)
adj
1. yelping; barking
2. informal censorious talking in an annoying manner
n
3. yelping; barking
4. informal censorious persistent, annoying talk
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Translations

yapping

[ˈjæpɪŋ] N
1. (of dog) → pequeños ladridos mpl
2. (= chatting) → charla f, palique m
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yapping

adjkläffend; (inf) womenquatschend (inf)
n = yap N
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yapping

[ˈjæpɪŋ]
1. adj (dog) → che guaisce
2. nguaiti mpl
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References in classic literature ?
She never yapped for yapping's sake, but her shrill, high bark was known all along the Mall, and other men's terriers ki-yied in reply, and bullock-drivers looked over their shoulders and gave us the road with a grin.
The yapping cur was still at Korak's heels leading the searchers unerringly in pursuit.
The spirit of joy began to laugh more decidedly in Mary's eyes, but the fatal Ben came running to the door with Brownie yapping behind him, and, bouncing against them, said--