Definition of "yawps" []

  • To gape or yawn, esp audibly (verb)
  • To shout, cry, or talk noisily; bawl (verb)
  • To bark, yelp, or yowl (verb)
  • A shout, bark, yelp, or cry (noun)
  • A noisy, foolish, or raucous utterance (noun)
  • Plural form of yawp. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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

Use "yawps" in a sentence
  • "Of course we should pay no attention to the answering yawps from Chinese spokesmen, but the problem with this exchange is that it makes us look impotent and Peking strong at a moment when we ought to be doing all that we subtly can to undermine its prestige."
  • "Packed shoulder to shoulder in the Marriot in Anaheim, supporters roar as Sarah Palin shrilly yawps, "Are you ready to fight for your freedoms?""
  • "At Issue Project Room, Mr. Gustafsson will perform a solo set of visceral saxophone yawps and other sounds to rest them against as part of an adventurous two-night tribute to Swedish experimentalists of different stripes."
Words like "yawps"