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
verb (used without object)
- to talk, especially uninterruptedly and idly; gab; chatter:
- incessant idle or gossipy talk.
- a loud, hearty laugh.
- a joke evoking such a laugh.
- a wild and domesticated type of cattle, Bos grunniens, of Tibet, having long horns and long shaggy hair
- Also: yakety-yak noisy, continuous, and trivial talk or conversation
noun, verb (used with or without object)
verb (used with or without object)
- to laugh or joke:
- (intr) to chatter or talk in this way; jabber
- 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.
- Trivial or unduly prolonged conversation.
- Talk at length about trivial or boring subjects.
- : a large long-haired wild or domesticated ox (Bos grunniens synonym B. mutus) of Tibet and adjacent elevated parts of central Asia
- : laugh did it just for yuks
- : joke, gag
- : to talk persistently : chatter
- : persistent or voluble talk
Example sentences for Yakking
- Everyone is obsessed with technology for entertainment and yakking.
- "Just before the 'copter started down, Miss Valdar was yakking about how we were all going to be rich," Parker interrupted.
- They'll be yakking back and forth for a couple of hours, yet.
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