Definition of "yaps" []

  • (of a dog) to bark in quick sharp bursts; yelp (verb)
  • 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)
  • Plural form of yap. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of yap. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "yaps" in a sentence
  • "Brown of back and greenish-white under surface; noisy, too, for it "yaps" as a terrier whensoever intruders approach the island during the brooding season; and its puff-ball chicken, crouching in dim recesses, takes the bluish-grey hue of the rock."
  • "He found the father the exact antithesis of the daughter: a nervous, fretful, irritable individual (gout had him by the heels at the time), who was as full of "yaps" and snarls as any Irish terrier, and as peevish and fussy as a fault-finding old woman."
  • "He imagined, in his feverishness, that he heard faint "yaps" every now and then; and he almost expected to see everybody lay down knife and fork."