Yammered

/ˈjamə/

Origin

1275–1325; Middle English yameren (v.) < Middle Dutch jam(m)eren, replacing Middle English yomeren, Old English gēomrian to complain, derivative of gēomor sad; akin to German Jammer lamentation (Source: dictionary.com)

Late Middle English (as a verb meaning ‘lament, cry out’): alteration of earlier yomer, from Old English geōmrian ‘to lament’, suggested by Middle Dutch jammeren. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Yammered

Yammered

verb (used without object)

  1. to whine or complain.
  2. to make an outcry or clamor.
  3. to talk loudly and persistently.

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Yammered

verb (used with object)

  1. to utter clamorously, persistently, or in complaint:

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Yammered

noun

  1. the act or noise of yammering.
  2. a yammering sound, wail, or utterance
  3. nonsense; jabber

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Yammered

verb

  1. to utter or whine in a complaining or peevish manner
  2. to make (a complaint) loudly or persistently
  3. (intr) (esp of an animal) to howl or wail plaintively or distressingly; yelp or yowl

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Yammered

verb

  1. Talk foolishly or incessantly.

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Yammered

noun

  1. Foolish or incessant talk.

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Yammered

verb

  1. : to utter repeated cries of distress or sorrow
  2. : whimper
  3. : to utter persistent complaints : whine
  4. : to talk persistently or volubly and often loudly caused the purists to yammer for censorship— D. W. Maurer

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Example sentences for Yammered

  1. He ripped past their strengthless clutching fingers and yammered on the trail of the Martian.
  2. The girn, my informant said, was never out its face, and it yammered on night and day.
  3. They yammered at the boats which came to their relief, with noises like those of scared beasts.
  4. She caught her breath, but did not flinch as the tumbling waters seethed and yammered around her.
  5. Their guns hammered and yammered out their song, and Dave could clearly see their tracers zinging down into the German plane.

Related words & Synonyms

moan, whimper, bellyache, fuss, wail, carp, grumble, gripe, repine, yowl, complain, howl

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