japper

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French japer (to bark, howl, scream), related to Old Provençal japar, jaupar (to bark, yelp, yap), probably of Germanic origin, related to Old Saxon galpōn (to cry loudly, make a noise, brag) (Low German galpen (to bark, howl)), Middle High German gelpfen (to scream, bark, boast, proclaim), Old Norse gjalpa (to yelp) (Swedish dialectal galpa (to cry, screech)). More at yelp.

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Verb[edit]

japper

  1. to yap, yelp
  2. (Canada) to bark

Usage notes[edit]

  • Japper is much more commonly used in Canada than the more general aboyer.

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