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Definition of "yak" []

  • A wild, shaggy-haired ox (Bos grunniens) of the mountains of central Asia. (noun)
  • A domesticated yak, used as a work animal or raised for meat and milk. (noun)
  • To talk persistently and meaninglessly; chatter. (verb-intransitive)
  • Prolonged, sometimes senseless talk; chatter. (noun)

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.

Use "yak" in a sentence
  • "I need my mental space and you deserve someone better yak yak yak…"
  • "They have horses and ponies, but the yak is the beast of burden, and he supplies them with his long shaggy coat with plenty of wool (which they export and from which they make their clothes), and also supplies them with milk."
  • "A new wrinkle in the proliferation of sports talk radio: sports yak from a Christian perspective."