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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.]

yawp′er n.
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a course, noisy, harsh, or strident utterance
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References in classic literature ?
Now some people like to take a book and sit down and read, and read, and read, or moon around yawping at the lake or these mountains and things, but that ain't my way; no, sir, if they like it, let 'em do it, I don't object; but as for me, talking's what I like.
Oklahoma depresses us by yawping about it in such a way as to give the
'Doesn't use the phone when he's there though, all you can hear is him yawping on at her, until he either falls asleep or drops down dead drunk.
It was a revelation, for at eighteen I had no idea that words themselves--this tumbling riot of dithyrambs and yawping apostrophes and bardic cries--had the power to throw open the portals of perception, so that one could actually begin to feel and taste and smell the very texture of existence.
And the beginnings of American poetry have Walt Whitman yawping, "I celebrate myself," while Emily Dickinson, in opposition, declares, "I'm Nobody!"
I mean he's singing and yawping and I'm pretty sure I sense a frolic in this thing.