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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)

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 "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."