1595–1605; 1900–05 for def 5b; imitative (Source: dictionary.com)
Early 17th century (denoting a dog that yaps): imitative. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Yapping
verb (used without object)
to bark sharply, shrilly, or snappishly; yelp.
Slang. to talk shrilly, noisily, or foolishly.
verb (used with object)
to utter by yapping.
a sharp, shrill, or snappish bark; yelp.
Slang. shrill, noisy, or foolish talk. the mouth: Keep your yap shut.
Slang. an uncouth or stupid person; bumpkin; fool.
a high-pitched or sharp bark; yelp
slang annoying or stupid speech; jabber
slang a derogatory word for mouth
a group of four main islands in the W Pacific, in the W Caroline Islands: administratively a district of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947; became self-governing in 1979 as part of the Federated States of Micronesia; important Japanese naval base in World War II. Pop: 11 647 (2006 est). Area: 101 sq km (39 sq miles)
(of a dog) to bark in quick sharp bursts; yelp
informal to talk at length in an annoying or stupid way; jabber
(usually reiterated) an imitation or representation of the sound of a dog yapping or people jabbering
Give a sharp, shrill bark.
A sharp, shrill bark.
A person's mouth.
: to talk in a shrill insistent way : chatter
: to bark snappishly : yelp
: a quick sharp bark : yelp
: shrill insistent talk : chatter
: an unsophisticated, ignorant, or uncouth person : bumpkin
Example sentences for Yapping
His little dogs greeted him, yapping and licking, climbing up the front of his bathrobe.
She opened the front door and spoke over the yapping of her schnauzer.
If David is a yapping terrier, Pete is an addled golden retriever.
Earlier this week William said that the yapping of the Queen's corgis drives him nuts.
Then I laughed as I heard their yapping, and grumbling, and questioning what had become of me.
Two tram-car conductors conversed forty feet away from each other, with dozens of yapping Chinese between.
A yapping bark was answered by a sound he could not describe, a noise which was neither cough nor grunt but a combination of both.
The yapping of the dogs brought out a plump child, who stood agape, and next came a white-haired old man of middle height.
As soon as they saw Sandy they set up a chorus of howls and yapping barks and once more tried to scale the rocks.