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v. yawned, yawn·ing, yawns
1. To open the mouth wide with a deep inhalation, usually involuntarily from drowsiness, fatigue, or boredom.
2. To open wide; gape: The chasm yawned at our feet.
To utter wearily, as while yawning: yawned his disapproval of the silly venture.
1. The act of yawning.
2. Informal One that provokes yawns; a bore: The movie was nothing more than one big yawn.

[Middle English yanen, alteration of yonen, yenen, from Old English geonian.]

yawn′er n.


(ˈyɔ nər)

1. one who yawns.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yawner - a person who yawnsyawner - a person who yawns      
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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