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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.]
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a course, noisy, harsh, or strident utterance
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