Definition of "yap" []

  • To bark sharply or shrilly; yelp. (verb-intransitive)
  • Slang To talk noisily or stupidly; jabber. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter by yapping. (verb-transitive)
  • A sharp, shrill bark; a yelp. (noun)
  • Slang Noisy, stupid talk; jabber. (noun)
  • (of a dog) to bark in quick sharp bursts; yelp (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To talk at length in an annoying or stupid way; jabber (verb)
  • A high-pitched or sharp bark; yelp (noun)
  • Annoying or stupid speech; jabber (noun)
  • An imitation or representation of the sound of a dog yapping or people jabbering (exclamation) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "yap" in a sentence
  • "My little one does not yap, is not left outside when we are not home and our walls are high."
  • "A perfect yap in other words and a charter member of the New Class of full time morality policeman."
  • "Sitting down and shutting your yap is the ONE thing that you should do, and it is clearly a very valid option since you are so well suited to it."