Yakking

/jak/

Origin

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; apparently of expressive orig. (Source: dictionary.com)

Late 18th century from Tibetan gyag. (Source: lexico.com)

1950s imitative. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Yakking

Yakking

verb (used without object)

  1. to talk, especially uninterruptedly and idly; gab; chatter:

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Yakking

noun

  1. incessant idle or gossipy talk.
  2. a loud, hearty laugh.
  3. a joke evoking such a laugh.
  4. a wild and domesticated type of cattle, Bos grunniens, of Tibet, having long horns and long shaggy hair
  5. Also: yakety-yak noisy, continuous, and trivial talk or conversation

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Yakking

noun, verb (used with or without object)

  1. yuk1.

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Yakking

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to laugh or joke:

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Yakking

verb

  1. (intr) to chatter or talk in this way; jabber

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Yakking

noun

  1. A large domesticated wild ox with shaggy hair, humped shoulders, and large horns, used in Tibet as a pack animal and for its milk, meat, and hide.
  2. Trivial or unduly prolonged conversation.

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Yakking

verb

  1. Talk at length about trivial or boring subjects.

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Yakking

noun (1)

  1. : a large long-haired wild or domesticated ox (Bos grunniens synonym B. mutus) of Tibet and adjacent elevated parts of central Asia

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Yakking

noun (2)

  1. : laugh did it just for yuks
  2. : joke, gag

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Yakking

verb

  1. : to talk persistently : chatter

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Yakking

noun (3)

  1. : persistent or voluble talk

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Example sentences for Yakking

  1. Everyone is obsessed with technology for entertainment and yakking.
  2. "Just before the 'copter started down, Miss Valdar was yakking about how we were all going to be rich," Parker interrupted.
  3. They'll be yakking back and forth for a couple of hours, yet.

Related words & Synonyms

blather, prate, jabber, babble, jaw, yap, tattle, clack, chat, gossip, prattle, yammer, chatter, gab, confabulate

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